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Jaguar XJ takes on top drone





25 July 2016


We’ve been investigating drones lately and you can find six of the coolest drones – including camera drones similar to the DJI Inspire quadcopter that plays ‘cat-and-mouse’ with a  Jaguar XJ in the video below – featured in our August magazine, currently on sale.

In this video you see leading movie stunt driver Mark Higgins in a Jaguar XJ taking on one of the world’s best drone pilots in a unique ‘cat-and-mouse’ challenge that showcased how future technology could influence car chase filming.

The challenge, which took place at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China, saw Higgins trying to shake off the drone through an industrialised zone containing shipping containers, wide tree-lined boulevards, pit garages and an underground car park. The XJ demonstrated agility and control with effortless performance during the challenge.

Technology is making waves in both the car and drone industries – with the drone pilot using autonomous circling and 360-degree camera searching and Higgins in the XJ, benefitting from electric power assisted steering that improves responsiveness and feedback as well systems that use sensors and four on board cameras.

Drone pilot JaeHong Li said: “Flying against the car gave us some interesting insight into how this kind of technology can be used for filming cars – and I think we’ve shown there’s some big potential for future movie car-chase sequences!”