The world’s fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles (~136KM) per hour1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. “I was immediately hooked,” the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a test pilot for new aircraft. Now 18, he recently finished high school but decided to defer college, opting instead to pursue a fellowship offer from tech billionaire Peter Thiel. He used that money to start his own company, Teal, which today is launching its first product, a consumer facing drone that a beginner can easily fly with an iPhone to capture 4K video. The difference between Teal’s first drone and the competition is that this unit can also perform like a race car, reaching speeds of 85 miles (~136KM) per hour while flipping, diving, and performing barrel rolls.
Teal’s ambitious promises go beyond just a drone that can perform the basic beginner flying modes and a stabilised camera that is now standard on all consumer drones. The drone carries a NVIDIA TX1 which it claims will handle machine learning, autonomous flight, and image recognition – the sort of advanced capabilities now available on drones from DJI and Yuneec / Intel. “It’s basically a supercomputer inside your drone,” says Matus. “You could plug this thing into a monitor and play PC games if you wanted.”
via: The Verge
Image Credit: Teal