Successful landing of autonomous drone on moving car has implications for commercial uses – FierceMobileIT

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This capability means the drone may not require landing gear, offering room for a larger payload for commercial use and making the drone much lighter so it can travel farther.The video explains that the car was traveling at 75 kilometers per hour (about 47 mph) when the drone landed. In the video you can see the drone slowly approach the vehicle and hover above it while matching its speed.Sign up for our FREE newsletter for more news like this sent to your inbox!The drone matched the vehicle’s speed before landing. | Source: DLR via YouTube”The landing is initiated and the UAV’s [unmanned aerial vehicle’s] optical multi-marker tracking system detects the ground vehicle,” the video explained. You can see the drone locating what appears to be a QR code on the top of the vehicle, and then landing on a net that is set a few feet above the roof of the vehicle.

Source: Successful landing of autonomous drone on moving car has implications for commercial uses – FierceMobileIT

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