DJI expands geofencing improvements into Asia-Pacific airports

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DJI has expanded its geofencing technology update into 24 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region.

This comes just under a month after the firm launched the GEO 2.0 system into airports across Europe.

Speaking about the launch of the system in Australia, Luke Gumley, branch manager for the RPAS branch, national operations & standards division at the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority said: “CASA is supportive of manufacturer’s efforts to use technology like geofencing to help drone flyers operate lawfully and safely. The release of DJI’s new GEO 2.0 system is welcomed and demonstrates a commitment to aviation safety.”

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As reported by CDP in February, the new system creates a detailed three-dimensional ‘bow tie’ safety zone surrounding runway flight paths rather than just simple circles used in earlier geofencing versions.

The new system aims to better reflect the actual safety risk posed in those areas and is more flexible in lower-risk areas.

Adam Welsh, DJI’s head of Asia Pacific public police, added: “DJI pioneered geofencing for drones, as well as automatic altitude limitations, obstacle avoidance systems and various other initiatives that promote safe drone operations.

“Safety remains the top priority for the company as the industry continues to explore new and innovative ways to use drones to enhance their workflow and productivity.”

DJI’s GEO 2.0 system is now live and will cover Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

DJI confirmed that its customers should update their DJI GO 4 flight control app and aircraft firmware to ensure the updates are implemented.

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