The Drone Racing League (DRL) and Draganfly announced a multi-year partnership to launch DRL Labs, a center for innovation, research and development of next-generation drone technologies intended to promote the sport and foster the industry’s culture.
DRL has been on the sustainable motorsport market for some time now, surprising with its approach to the future. Undoubtedly, the category is committed to promoting the use of aerial vehicles, knowing that they will soon be present on the daily routine of many countries. Now, the union with Draganfly will allow showing with greater visibility this totally technological and futuristic sector of mobility.
Among the work that will be developed as a result of this nexus is the solution of autonomous techniques for vehicles, artificial intelligence and advanced proximity sensors, with the objective of contributing with discoveries to the relief, transportation and delivery spaces, with DRL being the perfect platform to experiment.
“Drone Racing League is built on innovation and commitment to showcasing best-in-class technology to our millions of fans. We are thrilled to partner with Draganfly, who will bring their leadership in drone hardware, software and logistics to our global racing circuit. With the launch of DRL Labs, together we will introduce groundbreaking drone technology that will not only redefine our sport, but also provide real-world use cases to support communities around the world,” said Ari Mark, DRL’s Head of Partnership Development.
In addition, it has been announced that the league will incorporate Draganfly’s Vital Intelligence platform, responsible for employing any camera in order to monitor the heart and respiratory rate of the pilots participating in the championship, implementing new health solutions. In addition, it will have the ability to analyze reactions, as well as speeds reached by drones, crashes and so on.
“Draganfly has been driving the future of drones since the pre-drone era, and Drone Racing League is constantly driving the future of sports. We are excited to partner with DRL to develop new technology that will disrupt drone racing competition and the fan experience, while leveraging our technological discoveries for the good of humanity,” said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly.
Draganfly Inc. is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 20 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leader serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.
Written by | Ronald Ortega