GMC has presented this informative and inspirational video – as part of a series titled “Crafted For The Future” – about two brothers, Jon and Nate Meringer, who have invented Sprite Drones. What are they? Well, you can think of them as Red Bull for your Go-Pro, it gives them wings.
Jon and Nate are avid mountain climbers, and after growing tired of picking inefficient trails they decided to team up and use their aerospace and mechanical engineering knowledge to create a solution. The Sprite Drone gives them an aerial view which allows the brothers to better map out their trails and make their climbs in a way that’s most efficient for them.
What’s this got to do with GMC? Aside from similar views of innovation, and having to engineer intricate components with tight clearances, not much. However, the presentation allows GMC to show off their hot new truck – the GMC Canyon. We don’t think it’s a coincidence that these brilliant minds chose to get behind the wheel of a GMC truck, either (wink).
We did think of one major usage for auto enthusiasts, and that would be those who compete at track events and want to record themselves in action. Aerial footage generally makes for the best racing video edits, and as the brothers put it, “the idea of Sprite is to enhance the interests you already have, not take them over.”
What do you think of this new tech? Can you come up with any other uses for auto enthusiasts? Speak to us in the comment section.