Do you have a drone at home? Then you certainly know very well the situation when you still did not have time to get enough of flying and photographing neighbors, when the low battery indicator light on the remote control flashed.
Fortunately, we have Honeywell and its new BVLoS solution, in the development of which engineers from the branches in Prague and Brno also took part. BVLoS stands for Beyond-Visual-Lother-Of-Sight, that is, it is a technology that is to make sure that you do not lose contact with the drone, even if it flies somewhere beyond the horizon.
In the case of Honeywell, the whole package contains:
Thanks to the fuel cells, the drone gets enough electricity for up to three times the endurance compared to the usual lithium batteries, while it is difficult to easily replace them with new ones, or replenish them within a few minutes, the official press release writes.
Hydrogen fuel cell for drones from Honeywell
And what is it all really good for? Honeywell hopes that its solution will help to develop long-distance drone transport, for example in logistics and delivery of goods, inspection in difficult terrain, etc.
Similar remote drones already exist, but they are often closed solutions or prototypes. Honeywell has the ambition to offer long-haul technology graftable onto a suitable aircraft as a finished commercial product.