DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone bounces off car windshield at 62.5 mph in test
In the past, we have seen several tests (examples 1 and 2) performed with drones to see what the damage is of a drone colliding with an airplane wing. In this latest test video from Virginia Tech ICTAS, we see a DJI Mavic 2 Pro bouncing off a car windshield at a speed of 62.5 mph. The video shows no apparent damage to the windshield.
the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, the College of Engineering, and State Farm partnered in this test to show the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) what the risks would be of a drone collision with a moving vehicle. The test results helped to get permission from the FAA to fly drones over busy roads.
In the description of the video, Virginia Tech ICTAS says that: “In one of Virginia Tech’s impact labs, a Mavic 2 Pro drone is propelled into a windshield at a relative speed of 62.5 mph. The tests were part of a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, the College of Engineering, and State Farm to evaluate the risks of a drone collision with a moving car. The data helped State Farm earn permission from the FAA to fly drones over busy roads.”
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