Auterion and maxon partner on motors, avionics for drones
Auterion software firm teams up with Swiss motor manufacturer maxon
By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill
Auterion, a software company that provides an ecosystem of connected drones, payloads and apps, is teaming up with Switzerland-based drive and motor specialist maxon best known as the creator of the precision systems enabling the autonomous helicopter Ingenuity and rover Perseverance to explore Mars.
The partnership is expected to create one of the most advanced, open-sourced ecosystems of avionics and motor integration in the drone industry. It will combine the use of Auterion’s module Skynode and maxon’s best-in-class BLDC motors, such as the EC 87 flat UAV motor.
In a joint statement, the companies said the goal of the partnership “is to leverage both companies’ know-how to make drone operation, development and fleet management easy for customers at dramatically reduced costs.” The two companies said they would “explore long-term opportunities around…