DJI Issues Software Update That Implements No-Fly Zones For Rio Olympics

An anonymous reader writes: DJI has issued a software update this week that prevents its unmanned aerial vehicles from flying over the Olympic venues. The temporary no-fly zones, which will be in place for the duration of the games, include Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, and several other Brazilian cities. The Brazilian military requested DJI to prohibit its drones from entering certain coordinates in the cities, and DJI complied. “DJI is proud to work with Brazilian authorities to put temporary no-fly zones in place during this important time, in order to increase safety and security at high-profile locations and reduce the likelihood of drone operators inadvertently entering sensitive areas,” Manual Martinez, DJI Latin America corporate communications director, said in a statement. “The overwhelming majority of DJI customers want to operate safely and within the law,” Martinez said. “And establishing clear no-fly zones helps reduce any potential for drone operations that could distract from the upcoming events.”

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