Human Sized Drone takes the Spotlight at CES 2016

Drones at CES 2016There was certainly a lot of drone products showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) last week in Las Vegas.

Without a doubt the most eye-catching was the EHang 184, a human-sized drone built by the Chinese UAV company EHang. The giant autonomous drone’s preliminary data indicates it is designed to transport one human (a 220 pound payload – that’s a big guy and his backpack) for 23 minutes at a speed of 60 MPH.  The drone is about four-and-a-half feet tall, weighs 440 pounds, has gull-wing doors and arms that fold up.

No need to wait to buy one as that will not occur any time in the near future. Not because of battery life,  propulsion technology or autonomous autopilot software development, but because of the data tsunami autonomous drones operations will require to operate safely.  However, last week at CES 2016 we moved one step closer to my August 2014 prediction.

As aerial platforms and semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles proliferate into our everyday lives, the amount of new software and data generated by their operation and their sensors will overwhelm the storage capacities of the world’s data centers. The compute resources to monetize this new avalanche of data will drive the development of advanced technologies for data storage, data security and data processing.”

Today, DroneData® provides efficient and cost effective solutions allowing drone operators to execute Windows production and productivity apps from any device, at anytime, from anywhere in the world on dedicated GPU enabled data center servers with 10 Gbps WAN connections and blazing 1 Gbps end user connections.

Learn more about how DroneData helps 333 Operators monetize their drone captured data. In addition, software developers requiring GPU accelerated development platforms can benefit greatly from DroneData development servers supporting worldwide collaboration of programming teams.

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