Tom Scott, who describes himself on his website as a writer and presenter of shows, posted a YouTube video entitled ‘Third Person Driving with a Drone,’ where two people separately drive a Mazda MX-5 Miata and race around a roadway filled with obstacles.
The catch is that they are wearing video goggles and can see only what a camera-equipped hexacopter is filming above them. They must travel among barriers – banana peels not included – and turn-arounds as they watch the car from a bird’s-eye view.
The footage shows the racers and the car make it through the course unharmed – with the occasional vocal guidance from the passenger, who is not shielded by goggles. U.K.-based Skypower provided the filming, as noted in the video’s description.
“I still can't quite believe we pulled this off.” Scott wrote in a comment on the video. “This is one of the best things I've ever been involved with.”
Watch the footage here.