DJI’s rogue drone app helps pinpoint a pilot’s precise location


Popular drone manufacturer DJI has announced plans to launch a software update that will force its drones to broadcast their information which would include the pilot’s precise location.

The company said the new “drone-to-phone remote identification” tool will be available to anyone looking to find out information of nearby flying drones in a bid to increase “safety, security and peace of mind,” the company said.

“Remote ID functions as an electronic license plate for drones, allowing anyone who is curious about a drone in the sky to learn more about what it’s doing,” said Brendan Schulman, VP of policy and legal affairs at DJI. “Around the world, aviation authorities have said remote ID is the key to allowing more complex drone use, and to solving concerns about safety and security.”

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Source: ITPro