DJI demo new technology to make drone flying safer

Drone manufacturer, DJI,  have showcased their new technology to help police drone flying in controlled areas.

Its aimed to crack down on people flying drones in areas where they shouldn’t.

The company teamed up with Manchester Airport and Altitude Angel as part of Operation Zenith.

They are testing the use of an unmanned traffic management system (UTM) at Manchester Airport.

DJI’s new technology, AeroScope will be used to identify drones and pilots.

It does this by rapidly identifying communication links, gathering information such as flight status, paths, and other information in real-time.

This then allows situational awareness to be sent to the relevant authorities.

This will mean air traffic controllers and police will have more information to be able to stop pilots flying where they shouldn’t.

It’s believed to be particularly useful tool in controlled airspaces, including above and around airports.