CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Husqvarna announces its EPOS technology, a satellite-based solution for a new series of professional Husqvarna Automower robotic mowers, enabling mowing with virtual boundaries.
Husqvarna, which has pioneered and shaped the robotic mowing segment with reliable, high performing, silent, and direct emission-free robotic mowers designed to help landscapers maintain healthy lawns and increase productivity, celebrates its 25th year in the mowing industry in 2020.
In 2019, Husqvarna introduced its first All Wheel Drive (AWD) robotic mowers, allowing residential and professional users to cover areas with an incline of up to 35 degrees — an important step for the professional segment. Husqvarna is committed to continue to lead and develop the robotic mowing category through customer centric innovation and solutions.
As the next step, the Husqvarna EPOS technology is a high-precision satellite navigation system that delivers an accuracy of up to 1.18 inches. It is used to create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers. 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 further opens up opportunities for areas, which historically were challenging for robotic lawnmowers, for example areas passing hard surfaces or those which are often remodeled as well as making aerating and scarifying easier.
Sascha Menges, President Husqvarna Division, commented, “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 professional robotic mowers with Husqvarna EPOS integrate with Husqvarna Fleet Services, a digital fleet management control system, and make the management of large lawns and green spaces easier and more flexible and efficient than ever before.
The new technology is the next step in Husqvarna professional robotic lawnmowing and will be launched with selected professional customers in the U.S., France, Germany and Sweden in 2020.