Drone manufacturer, DJI, has updated its software in its drones to include a temporary no-fly zone around the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (and other South Korean cities). The parameters of the no-fly zone are based on four zones in Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong and Jeongseon in Gangwon Province. DJI made this decision to implement this no-fly zone to increase safety and security measures. The no-fly zone will be removed at the conclusion of the games later this month.
Adam Welsh, head of DJI’s Asia-Pacific public policy, said, “Safety is DJI’s top priority, and we’ve always taken proactive steps to educate our customers to operate within the law, and where appropriate, implement temporary no-fly zones during major events. We believe this feature will reduce the potential for drone operations that could inadvertently create safety or security concerns.”