DJI’s plane avoidance technology

DJI’s plane avoidance technology

DJI , the world’s best-selling drone manufacturer has unveiled new models with plane avoidance technology which warns operators of risks posed by nearby planes and helicopters. Colin Bull, Principal Consultant Manufacturing and Product Development at SQS , believes that while this is an important step, more must be done to stop drones becoming flying payload systems. Bull offered the following expert comment: “DJI’s announcement at Mobile World Congress that they […]

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DJI Proposes Higher Maximum Weight For Lowest-Risk Drone Category

DJI Proposes Higher Maximum Weight For Lowest-Risk Drone Category

Mavic quarter DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, Monday released a white paper concluding the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set its weight standard far too low for determining which drones pose the lowest risk to people. While the FAA’s 2015 Registration Task Force (RTF) said drones weighing up to 250 grams posed the lowest risk, further research shows that standard was based on poorly chosen data […]

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Down with the Drones

Down with the Drones

Drone debate: Councillors voted to receive a briefing in 12 months’ time on the feasibility of a drone after councillors Kevin Schreiber and Brendan Christie pushed for money to be spent on a drone that staff said they didn’t need. Drone debate: Councillors voted to receive a briefing in 12 months’ time on the feasibility of a drone after councillors Kevin Schreiber and Brendan Christie pushed for money to be […]

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Bill would give civil immunity to those who destroy drones over private property

Bill would give civil immunity to those who destroy drones over private property

It would protect property owners who destroy drones over private land Bill to exempt from civil action property owners who destroy drones flying over their land heads to Senate floor. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World file By Barbara Hoberock OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill headed to the Senate floor would make property owners who destroy drones flying over their land immune from civil action, if there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. […]

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Emirati student builds drones for the greater good

Emirati student builds drones for the greater good

Talib Alhinai spends his time at the Imperial College in London’s aerial robotics laboratory, where he works on using flying robots for aerial construction. Stephen Lock for The National Emirati postgraduate student Talib Alhinai is, quite literally, flying high. He will shortly present his drone research to members of British parliament, has just been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Europe for this year and he still has […]

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Where No Drone Has Gone Before

Where No Drone Has Gone Before

Drone leader DJI introduced its M200 series of rugged drones on a windy mountaintop overlooking the city of Barcelona, on the Sunday before Mobile World Congress. This was the perfect place to show them off: The entry-level M200, and the higher-end M210 and M210RTK, may not have all the gewgaws of the company’s Inspire and Matrice models for professional photography, but they can operate in harsher conditions, making them indispensable […]

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