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Calling All Drones - Breakthru German Tech

Reliably Controlling Drones thru Mobile Network Voice Channels German scientists have developed a new way to control drones.  They're using mobile network voice channels which are virtually everywhere and very reliable.  Current practice is to use cellular data channels, which often fail resulting in loss of contact and control of the drone.  The scientists say connecting to a drone through voice channels on mobile networks is as easy as making a phone call. Expanding Drone Deployments This is a very important and ingenious development by scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute in Berlin.  Increased use of drones in cities for deliveries, transportation, search and rescue, etc. requires more dependable connections between the unmanned flying vehicles and operators.  Data channels have proven to be unreliable, frequently interrupted and drop out. Great Idea - Infrastructure is Already There What's so great about this innovation is the infrastructure is a