The following is an excerpt from CBSNews.com | December 21, 2016 |
Drone sales are soaring this holiday season, but safety concerns are rising as well.
One consumer group says shoppers will buy more than one million drones leading up to the holidays. That is half of all drones sales expected this year.
Drones show the world from a new perspective, but even as they push the limits, some drone-makers say it’s time to limit their capabilities to help their customers, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans.
“We have certain restriction areas that’s built into the drone already, so you physically cannot go in there,” DJI marketing director Willis Chung said.
DJI sells more drones than any other single manufacturer. The company’s flight control app builds virtual fences around high-security locations where drones have caused problems before, like airports and nuclear facilities. The app monitors a drone’s location using GPS and prevents it from crossing the invisible barriers, indicated in red.
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