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Regardless which ever, the idea of moving through the sky in a personal vehicle to get from one point to another is cool, and I for one am in love with the idea. It’s an autonomous drone that is emission free, so it appeals to everyone.
Am sure you are probably scared about get in one of this, but Intel as made it very safe and secure with ;
- 4 IMUS, or inertial movement units, which constantly measure and determine the vehicle’s attitude and positioning during flight.
- The battery system is divided into 9 discrete packs, with each one powering a pair of rotors, so that the vehicle can still fly if one or two battery packs fail.
- The GPS and navigation systems are dual-redundant.
- Worst comes to worst, there is a ballistic parachute in the top of the Volocopter that will deploy, letting it descend with the passenger intact.