DJI, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles, has introduced a new version of its geofencing system in its DJI GO app, with updated ‘No-Fly Zone’ technology designed to keep drones away from facilities such as stadia.

The controversial issue of drones was a hot topic at TheStadiumBusiness Summit in Madrid in March, and the new app update will be fitted with geospatial environment online software that will help pilots to avoid flying drones near sensitive locations.

“Safety is DJI’s top priority, which is why we first introduced geofencing technology three years ago and have been steadily refining the industry’s best technology to enhance aviation safety,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI vice-president of policy and legal affairs, who led the development of the new system.

“Drone pilots want to fly safely, and our GEO system helps DJI customers fly responsibly while also enabling the full capabilities of remotely piloted aircraft.”

The GEO system prevents flights from entering or launching in certain zones unless a pilot with a verified DJI account temporarily unlocks it for a permissible use.