DJI’s biggest rival-Skydio in USA

Skydio is known for its "Selfie drones", which use airborne artificial intelligence to automatically track and photograph people, whether they are walking through forests or skiing in remote areas, all get better results. The latest model was released last fall and is priced at $999. The goal is to extend the scope of technology from selfies to commercial and government work, and even the military.

DJI's market share has soared, and famous U.S. drone manufacturers have closed down. According to Pitchbook data, 3D Robotics stopped producing its own drones in 2016. The company has been co-founded by the former editor of WIRED and has raised more than $180 million in funding. In 2018, Airware, a San Francisco drone startup that has raised more than $100 million in funding, shut down. According to the FAA, DJI products now account for 77% of U.S. drones.

Since then, DJI has fallen into an increasingly fierce Sino-US technological struggle. At the end of last year, the Ministry of Justice advised its agencies to remain vigilant against foreign drones. The Ministry of the Interior grounded its 800 drones, including DJI's customized models for the agency, and expressed concern about the potential safety hazards of Chinese drones or unmanned aircraft parts. These policies are widely regarded as targeting DJI.

Skydio was founded in 2014, and its drone office is near Redwood City. Bray said he chose to manufacture in Silicon Valley, one of the most expensive regions in the country, because making its drones smarter requires tight integration between its hardware and AI. This makes Skydio's drones more expensive-its first model released in 2018 was $2499-but recently it has become more important for government customers who are skeptical of China. Skydio will become DJI’s biggest rival-Skydio in USA

Other drone manufacturers, including DJI, are also committed to autonomous flight, but Skydio prioritized this technology, saying that drones need to be widely used. On the latest models of drones, the onboard software uses video from 6 4K navigation cameras (3 on top, 3 on bottom) and a powerful processor from chip company Nvidia to build around the drone 3D model of the environment to avoid crashes.

Police in Chula Vista, California, are using the Skypol drone with the "POLICE" label, which was approved by the FAA last week and can fly beyond the line of sight.

Recently, Skydio received $4 million in investment from the Ministry of Defense and $100 million in venture capital.

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