Hi everyone. The ArduPilot team is proud to announce the Rover 3.1.0 BETA. This BETA release is for users who want to try out the latest and greatest new features.
In this release the most significant new feature is REVERSE. Its now possible in a mission to tell the rover to drive in Reverse. If you install the Mission Planner BETA (the other GCS's probably have the change now too), insert a new Waypoint using "Add Below" button ton the Flight Plan screen and select from the Command drop down list you will see a new command "DO_SET_REVERSE". It takes 1 parameter - 0 for forward, 1 for reverse. Its that simple. Please give it a try and report back any success or issues found or any questions as well.
The ArduPilot team would like to thank the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University (http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/iisri) for the sponsoring of the reverse functionality.
There are a number of other new features in this release and information will be updated soon but we are keen to get users to test the reverse functionality in this Beta release and provide feedback.