Automower®27/08/2022

What is a virtual map and how do I create one?

Only applies to Automower® models that support AIM technology:

AIM technology in your Automower® robotic lawn mower uses GPS and multiple data samples to create a virtual map of your lawn called My lawn. With this enhanced virtual map, you can tailor the cut of your lawn using stay-out zones and customised work areas, see the guide wires and boundary wire and view the location of your mower and charging station in real time.

Requirements

How to create a virtual map

As soon as the mower and the Automower® Connect app are updated, your mower will automatically start collecting data for the virtual map during operation, using GPS and other built-in sensors.

The map is ready in approximately 1–2 weeks. The exact time depends on the mowing schedule and the size of your lawn.

For the best possible results:

  • Set the schedule to allow the mower to run as much as possible during the mapping process.
  • Temporarily remove obstacles from the lawn when the mower operates during the mapping period, such as outdoor furniture and toys.
  • If you have deactivated GPS assisted navigation, it is recommended to activate this again. This can be done in the Automower® Connect app (select More > Settings > Installation > Lawn coverage) or in the mower display (Installation > Lawn coverage)

How to know if the virtual map is ready

When the mower is mapping your lawn, a notification appears in the map view in Automower® Connect to tell you that your lawn is being mapped.

Once enough data has been collected, the virtual map of your lawn, created by AIM technology, will be available in the map feature of the Automower® Connect app and the notification will disappear.

How to use the virtual map

When the virtual map is ready, you can see the guide wires and boundary wire in your installation, as well as the real-time location of your mower and the charging station in the map view.

Tap the settings icon Automower Connect settings icon to toggle Movement path, GeoFence radius and Satellite view on or off.

You can now start to create work areas to cut part of your lawn according to a separate schedule or with a different cutting height. You can also create stay-out zones to prevent your mower from entering specific parts of your lawn. If you would prefer, you can also let your mower operate at its regular schedule, without any changes.

Please note that the schedule and the settings for My lawn apply to your entire lawn. When the mower operates according to the My lawn schedule, your mower will also mow inside any work areas you have created. However, it will never enter any active stay-out zones.

AIM technology and secondary areas

The virtual map (My lawn) created by AIM technology will not show any secondary areas and cannot be used to create work areas or stay-out zones in a secondary area. You still need to manually move the mower to secondary areas.

When your lawn is being mapped, you can move your mower to the secondary area as necessary without interfering with the mapping process.

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