Hemisphere GPS continues to grow its intellectual property portfolio with two new patents.
The Satellite Based Vehicle Guidance Control in Straight and Contour Modes patent is a method and system in which an agricultural vehicle is steered using GPS data. The method computes the position and heading of the vehicle, among other data components, to provide steering guidance. This patent covers the method for providing guidance both for straight and contour paths. It is currently utilized in Hemisphere GPS' successful Outback eDriveTC and GPSteer products, and allows farmers to accurately position their vehicles to avoid skipped or overlapped rows, minimize wasted seed and chemicals, and decrease overall input costs.
The Soil Cultivation Implement Control Apparatus and Method patent enables the position of a towed agricultural implement to be controlled and maintained using GPS data. This technology will enable farmers to cultivate precise and repeatable rows even with large and heavy towed implements. The Implement Control technique is a variation on Hemisphere GPS' other equipment position control patents, giving the company even greater protection of its intellectual property and broader coverage in the marketplace.
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