Watch this drone hit a car windshield at over 60mph!

DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone hits car windshield
(Image credit: YouTube: Virginia Tech ICTAS)

A video has been released showing a DJI drone flying into a car windshield at over 60mph – and, surprisingly, the drone literally bounces off the windshield without causing any apparent damage (at least, to the car). 

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro was piloted into the car windshield at a relative speed of 62.5mph / 100.5km/h, as part of a project between Virginia Tech's research team and insurance company State Farm to evaluate collision risks with road vehicles.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.