Hyundai’s luxury vehicle brand Genesis used 3,281 drones to create its logo over Shanghai’s skyline on March 29th in celebration of the brand’s arrival in China. That number of drones sets a new Guinness World Record for “The Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously,” according to a Genesis press release.
Anyone who has piloted a single drone will realise just how incredible the feat is! Where do you actually begin when attempting a record like this? And where are all the pilots positioned? It looks like CGI trickery or a gaming video, but it’s not. Each individual pinpoint of light is a single drone, going about its business.
Genesis also made a video that showed off some additional drone formations, including a hand, two of the company’s cars, and… a double helix? What the!?
Previous drone record
Genesis’ record edges out the previous one held by Shenzhen Damoda Intelligent Control Technology, which used 3,051 drones in a display on September 20th, 2020. Here’s a video of that display, which is incredible!
Intel held the record previously, using 1,218 Shooting Star drones to create the Olympic rings over Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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