DJI AV Rumors: It Is Already An Autonomous Vehicle Company

DJI’s drones are already capable of doing some autonomous operations in areas more complicated than the roads, and sometimes far more complicated. It’s not a major stretch to say that DJI is already pretty good at dealing with complicated and dangerous conditions with its current autonomous vehicle efforts. Adding ground-based systems to its portfolio isn’t that big of a leap.

FAA To Allow More Small Drone Operations, Require Remote ID

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced several new rules for drones. It is going to allow operations at night and over people without waivers under certain conditions, and that’s going to make life easier for pilots. Starting in about 30 months, the FAA will be requiring small drones to broadcast ID information, which will aid in enforcing regulations, but impose some costs on pilots.

DJI: 500 People Saved by Small Drones So Far

To show the good small drones are doing, DJI has an online map and counter showing how many people have been saved by drone operators. According to the company, drones have not only found missing people so others could rescue them, but they have also brought supplies to trapped survivors and found people through smoke and darkness who were unconscious.