Grounded: Drone Manufacturer DJI to prevent its drones from flying over Washington DC
In an effort to combat wayward drone pilots, a leading manufacturer of consumer drones is taking action to prevent its drones from flying over sensitive areas, such as the White House. DJI, the Chinese-based company known for its white-shelled Phantom quadcopter, the same model that crashed on the White House grounds earlier this week, said it will release a mandatory firmware update to all Phantom drones that will restrict flight within a 15.5 mile radius centered around downtown Washington D.C.
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