The Chinese manufacturer DJI, has today announced the launch of a new beta version of its drone software, adding a geofencing system to the drones.

The geofencing system has been launched with the aim of ensuring drones cannot be used for illegal measures, or accessing areas they shouldn’t.

With this, buildings like airports or prisons will be able to set up a geofence area to keep drones from accessing areas that have been geofenced, hopefully protecting military bases, wildlife spots and more.

At the moment the beta software is an optional upgrade for DJI’s Phantom 3 and Inspire 3 drones, however it is expected that a full and required release will be pushed out soon.

DJI said the following about the introduction:

“Users will have access to live information about areas temporarily restricted from flight due to forest fires, major stadium events, VIP travel and other changing circumstances.”

“The system will also show restricted areas around locations like prisons, power plants and other sensitive areas where drone flight would raise non-aviation security concerns.”

“The system will also show restricted areas around locations like prisons, power plants and other sensitive areas where drone flight would raise non-aviation security concerns.”

Users can download the beta update from the DJI website.

Source: CJI

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