‘Video Game On Steroids’: Is Drone Racing The Next Nascar?
Will drone racing become the next Formula 1 or Nascar? The World Drone Prix is coming up in Dubai this March, and drone event companies Aerial Grand Prix and the International Drone Racing Association hosted a qualifying race for the international spectacle at The Burbank Studios on Saturday.
Recreational drones can be purchased via retailers such as Amazon (AMZN), Wal-Mart (WMT) and Best Buy (BBY). And GoPro’s (GPRO) Karma drone is still under wraps.
But these high-speed races — with obstacles of different shapes and sizes — are not for the casual drone flyer filming footage at the park. They’re bringing unmanned aerial vehicles to a whole new level.
The races feature quadcopters mounted with point-of-view cameras, and one pilot calls the sport “like a video game on steroids.”
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