DJI Drones Will Still Dominate the Skies Even After US Grounding

DJI is a world leader in the drone industry and its drones are household names. Amid this popularity, the Chinese-owned drone maker based in Shenzhen, China has met some setbacks. Its products were also involved in some drone incidents in the past.

The latest setback faced by DJI is the grounding of its drones by the US government late last year. In relation to this, it was reported that sanctions were being called against DJI drones.

U.S. think tank Heritage Foundation is calling on the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Chinese drone maker DJI because the data it collects could fall into the hands of the Chinese regime. The report published on Aug. 19 said the data collected by Chinese drones flown in the country would include precise location of critical infrastructure and sensitive information, including locations of civic leaders, their movements, and interactions. – Continue to the full story.

Yet, even after the US grounding, DJI drones will still dominate the skies. For one thing, its brand is synonymous with consumer drones, a name hard to ignore, with a range of products from the most affordable to high-end.

Lately, during an online drone event, it showed that it can still have the power to drive the future of commercial drones.

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today revealed new sensor systems and data integrations for its professional drone platforms at the fifth annual AirWorks conference, as the global coronavirus pandemic spurs massive adoption of drone technology for tasks that must now be performed remotely.

DJI drones continue to expand their uses and coverage. The company now counts two educational robots among its many products, the RoboMasterS1 launched in 2019, and the DJI RoboMaster EP launched this year.

[…]Now the  S1has been joined by the EP Core, the first product in DJI’s new Education branch.”The RoboMaster EP Core was designed with both the experiences of instructor and student in mind to ensure engagement around STEAM subjects, including artificial intelligence, robotics, programming, and other cutting-edge science and technology,” said Jianrong Gao, Head of DJI Education.” – Read full story.

Another new DJI product is in the offing. DJI could be about to announce a new smartphone gimbal called the Osmo Mobile 4 — now abbreviated “OM 4” […] – Continue to read here.

Finally, some good news for American DJI drones fans. One of the challenges being faced by DJI is its ongoing patent war with US-based drone company, Autel Robotics. According to a recent news update, DJI can still continue to sell its drones to the US, as ruled by the International Trade Commission.

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