DJI announces new Cyber Workhorse to arrive on May 7th, 8:00 am EST
In a tweet this morning, DJI announces a new Cyber Workhorse to arrive on May 7th, 8:00 am EST. It seems that the Chinese drone maker is taking a page out of Tesla's playbook, by calling the new Matrice 300 drone a ‘Cyber Workhorse', referring to Tesla's ground-breaking new Cyber Truck.
DJI announces new Cyber Workhorse to arrive on May 7th
With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, DJI will not be hosting any kind of launch event for its new Cyber Workhorse, the Matrice 300. Instead, it will simply launch the product online with an update to its website, releasing all the information, features, and specs. We have seen the same with the recent launch of the new DJI Mavic Air 2 drone.
We have reported a number of times already on the expected specs for the new DJI Matrice 300 (M300) quadcopter. The biggest differences with its predecessor are vastly improved design to prevent battery failures in inclement weather, higher body to allow for 360-degree obstacle avoidance, in-house developed dual camera, 30% more expensive, RTK, and ‘underslung propellers'.
DJI tweeted this morning a heavily-stylized image of what seems to be the camera lens at the front and top of the drone body. The image says:
The Cyber Workhorse
This seems to be a reference to the revolutionary Cyber Truck from Tesla. Does this mean that the Matrice 300 will be as groundbreaking for the commercial drones as the Cyber Truck promises to be for the traditional trucks? Luckily, we will not have to wait very long to find out as underneath the title it shows that the release will happen a little more than two days from now on May 7th, 8:00 am EST.
What do you think about the new Matrice 300, DJI's new Cyber Workhorse? What new features excite you most? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Meanwhile, we will be working on the next article for the M300 as there is more info to share today, so stay tuned.
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If it doesen´t came with the “CE Stamp” as the mavic air2, i will question one of 2 things.
What is DJI thinking or What does DJI knows that we dont know…
Using cyber in the event tag line has absolutely nothing to do with Tesla, what an absolutely ridiculous stretch
Exactly. DJI would never copy successful companies like Apple or Tesla. 👍🤔
My assumption is all things DJI start with a Chinese name and they come up with other names or code names for projects and hardware/products like other companies. They also assess cultural and political sensitivities so they don’t call their product a “NOVA” or “NO VA” which can be construed as “NO GO” in Spanish.
Regardless of above, I think DJI is targeted on the US Enterprise, because we have enough money to buy these 35k drones, and their backer the Chinese Government is also keen on embedding holes in the software and hardware employed in the US so it can so leak in spyware and malware when it wants. This is no different than what they US does to our enemies.
The Cyber Workhorse in my opinion is named that because they have baked AI into the solution even further and their AI inspection tool is likely a combo of software and hardware with part of it running as a custom app or module on the DJI Smart Controller that will control the 300. The reality is that most buyers won’t know how to do proper inspections even with this tool and they will waste their time and their companies time doing something in the field they aren’t trained for or is better handled by a pro.
My advice is wait 6 -12 months and buy the v2 because unless they sat on it and bug fixed during COVID and TRUMP/5G/DoD Wars (ongoing but nice PR play nice game going on now) it will be super buggy and will need either new hardware or new firmware updates in many places to work reliably. Please prove me wrong DJI.
I appreciate you chipping in Frank! 😉