For their professional robotic mowers

Husqvarna has this week launched EPOS technology, a satellite-based system for a new series of professional Automower robotic mowers, which they say enables mowing with virtual boundaries.

Earlier this year the manufacturer introduced its first all-wheel drive robotic mowers, allowing residential and professional users to cover areas with an incline of up to 70%.

As the next step, the company has now launched the Husqvarna EPOS technology, described by themselves as a high-precision satellite navigation system that delivers an accuracy of 2-3 centimetres. It is used to create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers. 

The company said in a statement that they believe the new system will significantly increase the flexibility and use of professional robotic mowers in green spaces, as virtual boundaries can be adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of sports fields and public spaces. This new system, they say, further opens up opportunities for areas which historically were challenging for robotic lawnmowers, such as areas passing hard surfaces or those which are often remodeled as well as making aerating and scarifying easier.

Sascha Menges, President Husqvarna Division, said, “Robotics and autonomous solutions will play a major role in the future of green space management. We are committed to continuously improving professional green space management and Husqvarna EPOS is a technological breakthrough in Husqvarna’s robotic mowing that will further accelerate the adaptation of robotics in professional lawn care."

Husqvarna pro robotic mowers with Husqvarna EPOS integrate with the company's Fleet Services digital fleet management control system.

The new technology will be launched with selected professional customers in US, France, Germany and Sweden in 2020. Service Dealer has been told the UK release is scheduled for 2021.

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