Cape: A Startup That Offers Users Remote Control of Real Drones
American startup Cape launched a service with the same name that will let Internet users control their drones remotely. Digital Photography Review writes that the service is currently in public beta testing: anybody willing to participate can register in the program and take part in the tests.
Drones are controlled remotely with the help of a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Clients will have different locations to choose from — all of them are currently in California, but there will be more in the future.
The user will be able to fly only in the chosen locality and not be able to leave it. The drones are programmed to switch to autopilot in this case. Autopilot will also serve to prevent unintended crashes of one drone into the other.