Autel launch a flock (swarm? gaggle?) of new drones at IFA 2022

Drone maker Autel Robotics announces the addition of six new drones to the EVO II family at trade show in Berlin

Autel EVO II V3 series
(Image credit: Autel Robotics)

According to twitching experts, blackbirds cluster in clouds, while geese gang up in gaggles and groups of friendly flamingoes are know as a ‘flamboyance’, but what is the collective noun for drones?  No, we don’t know either, but whatever it might be, Shenzhen-based Autel Robotics , makers of some of the best drones around, has this week launched one at IFA 2022 in Berlin.

 T3 have a team of experts and editors at the show in Germany, which is the biggest tech event in Europe. The 2022 gathering is the first full-size physical show for several years, after previous IFAs were either cancelled altogether or severely cut back due to the Covid-19 pandemic

 This year, however, both media and public have been welcomed back, and at the Autel Robotics area, punters and professional tech watchers have been lucky enough to be present at the hatching of no less than six new additions to the Autel EVO II drone family, each boasting elements of evolutionary improvement.

 The new Autel EVO II V3 series has features to ruffle the feathers of the company’s competitors, with a new Live Deck video streaming accessory, and two new smart controllers accompanying the updated drones.

Evo II Dual 64OT Enterprise V3

The new Evo II Dual 64OT Enterprise V3

(Image credit: Autel)

Autel says it has taken the best features from the EVO II V2 series and improved them in the updated EVO II V3 series, with enhancements such as higher-resolution image systems with better low light performance, improved thermal camera performance, and new attachable accessories for specific applications.

 Other improvements include better heat dissipation for optimised operational durability, multi-GNSS positioning capability that enables extra accurate flying, and refined long range image transmission.

 The complete list of brand new EVO II models to be introduced by Autel Robotics at IFA 2022 reads like this: EVO II Pro V3, EVO II Pro RTK V3, EVO II Dual 640T RTK V3, EVO II Dual 640T V3, EVO II Pro Enterprise V3, and EVO II Dual 640T Enterprise V3. 

Watch this space for updates and reviews of the new drones in action.

Pat Kinsella
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Author of Caving, Canyoning, Coasteering…, a recently released book about all kinds of outdoor adventures around Britain, Pat Kinsella has been writing about outdoor pursuits and adventure sports for two decades. In pursuit of stories he’s canoed Canada’s Yukon River, climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, skied and mountain biked across the Norwegian Alps, run ultras across the roof of Mauritius and through the hills of the Himalayas, and set short-lived speed records for trail-running Australia’s highest peaks and New Zealand’s nine Great Walks. A former editor of several Australian magazines he’s a longtime contributor to publications including Sidetracked, Outdoor, National Geographic Traveller, Trail Running, The Great Outdoors, Outdoor Fitness and Adventure Travel, and a regular writer for Lonely Planet (for whom he compiled, edited and co-wrote the Atlas of Adventure, a guide to outdoor pursuits around the globe). He’s authored guides to exploring the coastline and countryside of Devon and Dorset, and recently wrote a book about pub walks. Follow Pat's adventures on Strava and instagram.