DJI has welcomed last week’s report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on drone regulation in the UK.
The company said the committee, which made a series of recommendations to the government regarding the commercial and recreation use of drones in the UK, had provided a “thoughtful and detailed assessment.”
It said that the report showed that the committee understands the important role drones will play in the UK’s future and the importance of safely and responsibly integrating drones into the British skies.
The statement continued: “DJI supports its (the committee’s) recommendations to make drone registration easier and less expensive; to encourage recreational drone use; and for drone manufacturers to implement geofencing and remote identification systems, as DJI has already done.
“We are particularly encouraged that the Committee Report challenged many of the most fervent safety allegations made by drone critics, and is committed to recommending policies based on facts and evidence.
It concluded: “While DJI believes some elements of the Report need further review, it is an important step in establishing a roadmap for the UK to achieve the full benefits of this flourishing technology.”