Latest Free Update to Whirl App Adds A+ Heading, Additional Features to Wheelman Autosteering
AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX), the Autosteering Company™ ("AgJunction"), has announced that A+ heading, along with five additional features are now available to support the WheelmanTM Pro and Wheelman Flex products with the latest free update to the Whirl app.
A+ heading is an easy way for farmers to set a path based on a compass heading and farmers can now use Wheelman to reliably follow the same direction they previously planted for spraying. For tilling, farmers can also specify an angle to cross the field, which helps reduce ridges.
"Providing all farmers with the most up-to-date technology is a priority for us," said Jeff Morris, chief marketing officer of AgJunction. "With the addition of A+ heading support, along with five other new features, farmers can further fine-tune their autosteering for peak performance."
AgJunction is pleased to bring its unique expertise in solving complex control challenges to help Wheelman customers autosteer with greater precision and performance. Whirl, the first smart autosteering mobile app that also serves as a display for the Wheelman autosteer products, is key to bringing these features to farmers without any additional cost or hassle.
The June Whirl app update also includes:
Steering Sensitivity — Determines how aggressively the vehicle steers onto the guidance line when approaching it from close proximity.
Backlash — Allows the Wheelman system to compensate for slack in the steering mechanism and direct the steering wheel back to zero degrees to drive straight.
Angle of Attack — Determines how aggressively the vehicle steers onto the guidance line when approaching it from a distance.
Cross Track Error — Measures the distance from the current driving position to the guidance line.
Whirl adds these features to fine-tune autosteering to account for different farming activities and speeds, implement types, and unique equipment characteristics. The free Whirl app now lets every farmer effortlessly adjust their Wheelman autosteering system for peak performance by providing the high value technology at a cost-effective price point.
In addition, the latest update to the Whirl app improves the calibration step. The improvements include added visualization in the vehicle calibration and more robust firmware upgrade steps, as part of the 'simpler to use' approach.
"We're excited to continually provide up-to-date technology to our farmers at no additional cost," said Morris. "Additional updates to the Whirl app will be available in the near future."
The Wheelman lineup of simple, affordable autosteering systems that can benefit every farm was introduced earlier this year. Starting at just $3,995, each Wheelman Pro comes with everything a farmer needs for easy installation and operation (install kit, IMU, smart antenna, power cable), at no additional cost. And, the Wheelman Flex offers an additional benefit, allowing farmers to easily move and use the autosteer system between their other vehicles, further reducing the overall cost of outfitting a farming operation with autosteering.
To purchase or learn more about Wheelman Pro, Wheelman Flex or Whirl, visit www.HandsFreeFarm.com.
AgJunction Inc., the Autosteering Company™ is a global leader of advanced guidance and autosteering solutions for precision agriculture applications. Its technologies are critical components in over 30 of the world's leading precision Ag manufacturers and solution providers and it holds approximately 200 patents and patents pending. AgJunction markets its solutions under leading brand names including Novariant®, Wheelman™, Whirl™ and Handsfreefarm® and is committed to advancing its vision by bringing affordable hands-free farming to every farm, regardless of terrain or size. AgJunction is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "AJX." For more information, please go to AgJunction.com.