DJI unveils new Racing Goggles

Monday, November 27, 2017

DJI, the company behind the Phantom 4 consumer drone, unveiled new higher-quality goggles this week targeted at drone racers that enable users to activate a real-time first-person-view from their aircraft up to 7 kilometers away.

The goggles, which are an enhanced version of DJI’s previous goggles, are fed a low-latency external video transmission from a camera module that can be attached to an assortment of remote-controlled drones, robots and vehicles, in and outside of the DJI family of drones.

The higher performance and resolution of the DJI OcuSync module and DJI Goggle Racing Edition (RE) system is targeted at drone hobbyists and racers, though DJI says it can also be used for a variety of applications, including enterprise and industrial ones.

The same clear and close-up perspective from first-person-view (FPV) drones that enable drone racers to weave around obstacles courses at 80 miles per hour, could also assist users during search and rescue operations, structural inspections or agricultural jobs, said DJI.

Since it’s compatible with not only the DJI family of drones, but also do-it-yourself drones, third-party multi-rotor and fixed-wing model aircraft, and other remote-controlled vehicles and robots, users can fit it to meet their specific needs.