DJI drones to use aircraft avoidance technology

DJI, the world’s biggest maker of drones have unveiled plans for new models that will warn their operators when aircraft are nearby.

 

The new drones will use automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) receivers to detect broadcasts from nearby manned flights.

 

The technology means that drone-flyers will be able to see the position, altitude and speed of surrounding aircraft, so they can act upon the information if there is a threat.

 

Some drone users have created their own ADS-B kits, however as this is quite fidley, an integrated system is likely to be well received by the drone-flying community.

 

The new feature will debut on the new M200 series drones, and could well feature on all drones in the future.

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