In the event you have been hoping to get some candy drone footage of a NASCAR race in progress, chances are you’ll discover your quadcopter grounded unceremoniously by a mysterious pressure: DroneShield is bringing its anti-drone tech to NASCAR events on the Texas Motor Speedway.
The corporate makes a handful of merchandise, all aimed toward detecting and safely intercepting drones which are flying the place they shouldn’t. That’s a rising drawback, in fact, and never simply at airports or Space 51. A stray drone at a significant sporting occasion might fall and interrupt the sport, or strike somebody, or at a race it could even trigger a significant accident.
Most just lately it launched a new version of its handheld “DroneGun,” which scrambles the UAV’s sign in order that it has no selection however to soundly put itself down, as these gadgets are usually programmed to do. You possibly can’t purchase one — technically, they’re unlawful — however the police certain can.
Not too long ago DroneShield’s tech was deployed on the Commonwealth Video games in Brisbane and on the Olympics in PyeongChang, and now the corporate has introduced that it was tapped by a lot of Texas authorities for the protection of inventory automotive races.
“We’re proud to have the ability to help a high-profile occasion like this,” stated Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, in an electronic mail asserting the news. “We additionally imagine that this is vital for DroneShield in that this is the primary identified stay operational use of all three of our key merchandise – DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun – by U.S. legislation enforcement.”
It’s an enormous get for an organization that clearly noticed a possibility within the rising drone market (in combating it, actually) and executed nicely on it.
Source : TechCrunch