14jan2016Chris Anderson explains that “we raised such a big round for two reasons. First, to leverage the extraordinary pace of innovation in the smartphone industry by partnering with the leader there, Qualcomm, with the goal of
extending the mobile revolution to the skies.

We also want to build on our great platform adoption and enable an entire global ecosystem of commercial drone specialists and operators, all creating products and services based on
3DR’s technology.”

By working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., we can bring advanced computing to the skies at an increasing pace,” said Chris Anderson, CEO of 3DR. “Such multi-gigahertz Linux-based onboard
computing platforms, combined with state-of-the-art cameras and other sensors and wireless technologies, will allow us to create
next-gen drones that are smarter, easier and safer than
ever before.”

With the game heating up, this makes a lot of sense for both parties.

From 3dr.com

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