We extend heartfelt gratitude to our Preorder Customers for your unwavering support and interest in FieldBee products. Your trust in us drives our commitment to excellence. Today, we are excited to share an update on the progress of our PowerSteer product line, a technology designed to revolutionise precision farming.

Tracking Progress: The PowerSteer Roadmap

Transparency and delivering on our promises are paramount. Here is an overview of the PowerSteer product line's progress, aligned with our roadmap:
  • TILT Compensation (Q2 2023) - Done
    1. We have successfully implemented TILT compensation, enhancing system stability and accuracy.
  • Improved Steering Adjustment Parameters (Q2 2023) - Done
    1. Fine-tuned steering adjustment parameters ensure smoother and more precise control.
  • Roof-Mounted Steering Controller (Q3 2023)
    1. Available for speeds up to 5 km/h.
    2. In beta testing for speeds ranging from 5 to 15 km/h, with a full release scheduled for October 23, 2023.
  • AB Curve Pattern (Q3 2023)
    1. Currently in beta testing and set for release on October 23, 2023.
  • Manual and Automatic U-turn Assistance (Q4 2023)
    1. Manual U-turn assistance with a visible turning line for improved manual alignment will be available on October 23, 2023.
    2. Automatic U-turn assistance will be released on December 18, 2023, further enhancing automation.
  • Dual Antenna (Available since September 14, 2023)
    1. Compatible with version 9.17, the dual antenna feature operates effectively within a speed range of 0.3 km/h to 10 km/h.
  • Multiple Headland Pattern and ISOBUS (Q1 2024)
    1. Multiple Headland Pattern will be released on December 18, 2023.
    2. ISOBUS integration is in the plan, with more detailed updates on the release date expected in December 2023.

Enhancing the Product: Your Feedback Matters

Your feedback has been instrumental in shaping our product enhancements. Here are some of the key improvements we've introduced:
  • Increased Speed Limit for PowerSteer
    1. We have raised the upper speed limit to 18 km/h, enabling operations at higher speeds with automated steering.
  • PowerSteer Manual Guidance Launch
    1. This system empowers you to use FieldBee equipment for precise positioning and manual steering.
  • Effort Adjustment for Disengaging Automated Steering
    1. We are introducing the ability to adjust the effort required to disengage automated steering, ensuring ease of interaction with our product.
  • Optimised Reconnection
    1. Our reconnection process to the product has been significantly improved, ensuring seamless and quick re-establishment of connections.
  • NTRIP Parameter Configuration
    1. We are enhancing the connection and configuration of NTRIP parameters, making the process more seamless.
  • Firmware Update Notifications
    1. To keep you informed about new product enhancements, we are introducing notifications for firmware updates for your equipment.

Ongoing Testing and Future Developments

In order to cultivate mutual transparency, we are committed to keeping you in the loop on our current and future efforts as well.
Our primary tasks at present include:
  • Testing the product with rooftop placement, achieving accuracy up to 8 cm at speeds up to 10 km/h.
  • Testing the AB Curve pattern.
In addition to these ongoing efforts, we are actively working on additional functionality:
  • Implement Offset Compatibility
    1. We are working on enabling our system to seamlessly work with implements that have an offset relative to the tractor, ensuring accurate line construction and display for both the tractor and the implement.
  • Radio Mode for RTK Precision
    1. We are actively developing a radio mode that will allow for RTK precision without the need for internet access, ensuring direct visibility between the Base Station and the Controller.
We remain committed to providing you with the best tools to enhance the efficiency and productivity of your farming operations.
Thank you for your trust in FieldBee. Stay tuned for more updates and releases as we strive to transform the landscape of precision agriculture.