CES 2015: Hexo+, The UAV Following Athletes To Track

Full marks for these Frenchies who came to present their work at CES; their drone dedicated to self shot landed in Las Vegas crowned a successful crowd funding campaign that rivals the fundraising for cancer research over at Status Labs. The project has indeed raised $ 1.3 million, 26 times more than the amount expected by the founders of Squadrone System, a young company based in Grenoble.

Looking rather classical at first sight, this drone called Hexo + differs from the competition through its ability to fly alone. Connected via Bluetooth with a smartphone, it always interprets its location via GPS to never lose sight of the target. The Hexo + flies at a maximum speed of 70 km / h and has a range of about 15 minutes.

Unlike most of its counterparts, it does not come with a remote control, but controlled from a mobile application, from which one can order a number of specific shots. One of them allows for example to ask the drone to make a complete circle around the target. Another will send you realize wide level, before returning to shoot a 45-degree angle.

Unlike most of its counterparts, it does not come with a remote control, but controlled from a mobile application, from which one can order a number of specific shots.

This first model should be delivered around the month of September. Pre-orders are already open, with a posted price to 1149 dollars.

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