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Is Drone AR the way forward for BVLOS flight?

The patent is complete and this incredible new product is only a few weeks away from being launched. Is Anarky Labs’ new drone AR system for DJI a game changer for the drone industry? Try it out and see for yourself.

A picture is worth a thousand words – and the human brain can visually absorb an incredible level of detail. Check out the video below to see the amazing amount of data pilots can now see in the sky. This new system could fundamentally change the way pilots think about visual observers and what flight beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) really means. With the Microsoft HoloLens, the system enables the pilot to see all telemetry data in the sky instead of having to look at a screen. According to the flyby guys who worked together:

In this video you can see how Hannu Lesonen (CEO of Anarky Labs) finds the drone on the website Microsoft HoloLens to give the home point and the direction. All telemetry data is in the sky. Waypoints and hazard detection are features that are unique to the solution. Altitude, distance and number of satellites are visible at first glance when you follow the drone in the sky. The video feed is also available on the HUD.

The solution also shows in which direction the drone is pointing. Anarky Labs’ drone AR solution supports the DJI Smart Controller.

While drone AR is a concept that is attracting public attention, it is also a real tool for increasing 3D situational awareness for pilots – increasing safety and enabling advanced operations.

Miriam McNabb is Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a marketplace for professional drone services, and a fascinating observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Author of over 3,000 articles focusing on the commercial drone space, Miriam is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam graduated from the University of Chicago and has over 20 years experience in high-tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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