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24 April 2017

Hionos set to race

Hionos is a subsidiary of Sogilis and develops drone software at aeronautics quality levels. The company was selected by the Australian start-up, Freedom Class Giant Drone Racing. The start-up’s goal is to develop drone racing to match Formula One racing. The idea is to enable spectators to participate in a unique immersive experience thanks to real-time virtual reality technology.


Safety is also a primary concern as certain high speed drones can reach speeds of 120 km per hour. It is essential to identify, analyze and control all safety risks created by such drone races. The partnership between the two companies is expected to significantly improve the quality of drones developed by Freedom Class thanks to turnkey components offered by Hionos that will ensure safety levels equivalent to aviation standards.