Open-source autonomous computing tech provider Auterion has released an update to its popular autonomy solution for drones, Skynode X. The platform contains a flight controller, mission computer, and LTE connectivity that allow autonomous drones to perform repetitive, precise, or even dangerous tasks in any commercial or government setting, deliver goods, and aid in life-saving missions.

According to Auterion, Skynode X preserves all the foundational capabilities of its predecessor but it is redesigned to be 30% thinner and 15% lighter. The compact form factor is important because it facilitates easy integration into small or space-constrained drones.

Further, the platform incorporates Auterion’s latest Flight Management Unit (FMU), FMUv6x, which comes with double the computing power as well as double the RAM. Essentially, you now get more headroom for operations with larger vehicles that require features like extensive CAN networks.

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Source: dronedj.com