Telit provides sensors for Husqvarna robotic mowers aimed at local councils

Tuesday 10 October 2017 | 12:48 CET | News

IoT platform provider Telit said Swedish power tools manufacturer Husqvarna is using a wireless sensor device developed by Telit and Swedish design firm Wireless System Integration (WSI) in its robotic mower pilot programme. Local councils are using the Husqvarna mowers to collect data about the environment, the quality of air, water and levels of light. The mowers cut the grass daily, within a boundary wire, keeping the grass cut and collecting data 24 hours a day from the sensors.

The sensors collect live data in a Telit sensor box mounted on top of the mowers and using the robots' main battery for power supply, recharging whenever the robot returns to its base. The sensor box transmits the data using Telit's cellular module and Telit's global IoT connectivity data plans (MVNO).

Quantified Planet, an organisation that links innovation to science, receives the data from Husqvarna and publishes it for the public to read. Town councils can analyse the environmental data and draw up schemes to improve public health.

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