BMW is helping to build the world's fastest racing drone

From Engadget - March 14, 2018

The Drone Racing League has grown rapidly, thanks to a deal with ESPN and new, more spectator- and competitor-friendly DRL Racer 3. The new model, used by all pilots to ensure races are strictly a test of pilot skill, is more crash resistant and easier for spectators to follow.

BMW's linkup with drone racing might seem a bit odd, but the company said drone racing is not that far removed from motorsports. "[It] is a very competitive type of racing, characterized by the interplay of extremely high-performance material and digital technology," said BMW Brand Experience head Jrg Reimann. DRL hinted that the Munich race will happen in BMW's international automobile museum near Olympiapark.


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