WATCH VIDEO: FIRST PERSON Drone Racing in Korea
Video: Strap on the Smart goggles and go for a wild ride. It's the fast and the furious of aerial drone racing! Cameras set on the drones show what?s in front of the aircraft and you can see it LIVE on the racers? smart goggles. It's a rush to fly and watch. Flying a drone from a first person perspective is the newest trend in Korea and continues to draw attention around the world.
KT, a telecom company in South Korea organized a drone competition a few days ago. According to the Korea Times,"The company has identified drones as one of its next revenue sources. The company previously demonstrated how drones can be used in building a long-term evolution (LTE) network system across the nation."
The competition had more than 20 participants at home and abroad in the race, which offered close to $17,000 in prize money. Shin Hoon-Ju, vice president of KT's marketing division claims."We held the event to promote the awareness of drones, which are gaining popularity especially among people in their 20s and 30s."