A major software supplier has said it will use Android devices to make its remote-controlled drones and drones equipped with remote-sensing capabilities.
Saas said it had partnered with drone manufacturer Saas Technology to provide its remote drones with an Android-based operating system.
Sais said it would use its proprietary cloud platform, called Xranger, to control the drones.
“Saas is committed to delivering the best drone experience possible for customers in the world and our commitment is to ensure our users get the best experience possible,” Saas CEO and co-founder Christian Wiese said.
“Our team has been working on this for some time and we are proud to be the first to introduce the Xrangers new cloud platform.
It is now possible for our customers to start using Xrangs software on their remote-operated drones.”
The Xrangers cloud platform will allow Saas to deliver its drone-control software to its remote drone users remotely, via an app, or via its existing app.
It will be able to integrate the Saas drone- control software directly into the drone’s software, allowing users to control its performance remotely, and also to have it fly remotely.
“It will allow us to bring our drone to the skies and help our customers in other ways too,” Saases CEO and founder Christian Wie said.
Saases drone technology is already used by the US and several other countries, and has become a hot topic in the US, with Congress in recent years passing legislation to make it illegal to export drones.
But the government has also been working to block the sale of drones that can be remotely controlled.
Saans cloud platform is expected to be available in the first half of 2020.