DJI drones to come with plane detection
Drone’s builder DJI has pledged to add plane and helicopter “detection” features to its consumer drones, to reduce the risk of collisions.
DJI’s industry already Concentrated drones have the feature built in but it has now pledged to add it to all drones weighing more than 250g (9oz).
Drone AirSense system takes up location signals broadcast by other aircraft.
The drone pilot will then be informed that a plane or helicopter is nearby so they can take any necessary action.
AirSense uses an existing technology who called (ADS-B).
Aircraft transmitting ADS-B signals send out their data and all positioning information.
ADS-B receivers can take up these signals, allowing them to track an aircraft without radar or a visual sighting of the plane.
“AirSense can find the airplanes and helicopters from miles away, further than a drone pilot can hear and see them, and displays their locations on the screen of the pilot’s remote controller,” said DJI in a blog.
AirSense don’t force a drone to land if a plane is detected but the drone pilot will be alerted on their remote control handset.
Drones already have safety features such as geo-fencing, which stops the drone flying into restricted airspace such as an airport.
In 2018 Drone have not this Features.