DroneShield is keeping hostile UAVs away from NASCAR events


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In the event you have been hoping to get some candy drone footage of a NASCAR race in progress, you might discover your quadcopter grounded unceremoniously by a mysterious pressure: DroneShield is bringing its anti-drone tech to NASCAR occasions 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 serious sporting occasion might fall and interrupt the sport, or strike somebody, or at a race it might even trigger a serious accident.

Most 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 securely put itself down, as these units are usually programmed to do. You possibly can’t purchase one — technically, they’re unlawful — however the police positive can.

Just lately 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 various Texas authorities for the safety of inventory automotive races.

DroneShield’s techniques in place in PyeongChang

“We're proud to have the ability to help a high-profile occasion like this,” stated Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, in an e-mail saying the information. “We additionally consider that that is vital for DroneShield in that that is the primary recognized reside operational use of all three of our key merchandise – DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun – by U.S. regulation enforcement.”

It’s an enormous get for a corporation that clearly noticed a chance within the rising drone market (in combating it, actually) and executed nicely on it.