Husqvarna Automower NERA virtual boundary robot lawn mowers announced
Husqvarna has unveiled the Automower NERA series of robotic lawn mowers. This will be the brand’s first virtual boundary device for home use. Rather than boundary wires, the gadget can use the brand’s Exact Positioning Operating System (EPOS), a form of satellite navigation, to map its route, providing positioning accuracy with 2 to 3 cm (~0.8 to 1.2-in) precision. It is worth noting that the EPOS plug-in kit will be sold as a separate accessory. This technology is also being used in professional robot lawn mowers, such as the Ceora, which can handle lawns up to 50,000 m² (~528,196 ft²) in size.
The NERA devices can tackle inclines up to 50% and have cutting height options from 2 to 6 cm (~0.8 to 2.4-in). There are three robots in the range; the entry-level 320 model is suitable for lawns up to 2,200 m² (~23,681 ft²) in size. The device offers Wi-Fi connectivity and weighs 12.6 kg (~27.8 lbs). The 430X NERA can handle an area of up to 3,200 m² (~34,445 ft²) and weighs 14.6 kg (~32.2 lbs), while the range-topping 450X can cover 5,000 m² (~53,820 ft²) and weighs in at 14.9 kg (~32.8 lbs). You can use Automower Connect via 4G with the 400 series robots, which also have built-in radar obstacle detection and avoidance technology.
Plus, you can use the Husqvarna Autommower Connect App to define mowing areas and no-go zones and install the gadgets. The Husqvarna Automower NERA robot lawn mowers will launch in Spring 2023. It is unclear how much each model will cost and in which markets they will be available.