DJI has pushed a software program replace to put in non permanent no-fly zones round a number of venues in South Korea earlier than this month’s Winter Olympics.
According to an announcement from the business main producer, “The decision to implement temporary flight restrictions in Pyeongchang and other Korean cities is intended to increase safety and security measures and will be in effect for the duration of the competitive events in February 2018.”
The transfer follows ramped up safety in South Korea. Security officers have had had an eye fixed in the direction of the sky in search of potential threats from throughout the border. However, DJI has recommended that the no-fly zones are for pilots that lose their approach, relatively than these in search of to weaponize their drones.
“DJI’s temporary no-fly zones were deployed in order to reduce the likelihood of drone operators inadvertently entering sensitive areas,” mentioned Adam Welsh, head of DJI’s Asia-Pacific Public Policy.
“Safety is DJI’s top priority and we’ve always taken proactive steps to educate our customers to operate within the law and where appropriate, implement temporary no-fly zones during major events. We believe this feature will reduce the potential for drone operations that could inadvertently create safety or security concerns.”
This isn’t the primary time DJI has put no-fly zones in place round main sporting occasions or delicate places. Similar measures had been arrange to make sure there have been no drone-related incidents at political occasion conventions in the United States, the G7 Summit in Japan and the Euro 2016 soccer event in France.
It’s in all probability for one of the best that drones keep nicely away from the Winter Olympics. The final time snowboarding and drones had been mixed, it nearly ended in a nasty accident. Take a take a look at this close to miss between a drone and Austria’s downhill skier Marcel Hirscher…