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Vodafone's XBlades Drone - the ‘Wingcopter XBR has set a new drone speed world record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Wingcopter XBR, piloted by World Champion drone racing pilot, Luke Bannister, achieved a top speed average of 240.06 kilometres per hour. Vodafone earlier partnered with XBlades Racing and Wingcopter to create the Wingcopter XBR.

The record for the fastest ground speed by a remote-controlled tilt-rotor aircraft was officially confirmed by Guinness World Records.

Anne Sheehan, enterprise director at Vodafone UK said: “Setting a drone world record at The Goodwood Festival of Speed gives us a glimpse of what is to come withm the roll-out of 5G across the country.  With super-charged data speeds, we will see technology - including drones - put to new and exciting uses.”