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Autel Robotics’ New Drones Will Be Able to Work Together in a “Flock”

The devel­op­ment of com­mer­cial air­craft is now at a rapid pace. Mod­ern drones are used for recon­nais­sance, fire mon­i­tor­ing, car­tog­ra­phy and help for miss­ing peo­ple. Autel Robot­ics has unveiled its new flag­ship EVO Max 4T at CES2023. This is a large quad­copter with 40 min­utes of flight time, a 50 MP cam­era, and the abil­i­ty to work in a group (includ­ing as a sig­nal repeater for oth­ers).

The Max 4T mod­el has a flight weight of 1.6 kg (max­i­mum 2 kg), an alti­tude ceil­ing of 7 km and a max­i­mum lev­el flight speed of up to 82 km/h. The body of the air­craft has pro­tec­tion against water accord­ing to the IP43 stan­dard. The mod­el is ori­ent­ed in space using a satel­lite mod­ule (GPS + Galileo + Bei­Dou + GLONASS), as well as a sys­tem of numer­ous sen­sors and a mil­lime­ter-wave radar.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion range with the device: 20 km in FCC mode and 8 km in CE.

The drone has a mul­ti-cham­ber unit placed on a mechan­i­cal three-axis sus­pen­sion. The unit includes a wide-angle cam­era with a 50 MP sen­sor, an 8K zoom sen­sor of 48 MP, a ther­mal imager with a res­o­lu­tion of 640 * 512 and an accu­rate laser rangefind­er with a mea­sure­ment lim­it of 1.2 km.

The EVO Max 4T mod­el can work in con­junc­tion with oth­er sim­i­lar drones thanks to the pro­pri­etary A‑Mesh 1.0 tech­nol­o­gy, with which drones trans­mit data to each oth­er in flight and can relay the base sta­tion sig­nal. This will allow to increase the range of work and take advan­tage of the fleet of air­craft.

The mod­el was only shown at the exhi­bi­tion of elec­tron­ic tech­nolo­gies CES’23 in Las Vegas (Jan­u­ary 5–8), the cost and the start of sales have not yet been report­ed.

Video clip of drone devel­op­ers from the CES 2023 tech­nol­o­gy exhi­bi­tion:

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