The Chinese company’s new Mavic 2 aircraft use 10 sensors to prevent collisions with objects above and below them, the BBC reported. The drone will also be able to detect threats in front or behind and to their left or right.
The foldable aircraft, which is already available on pre-order in some countries, also offer improved cameras over their predecessors, including a zoom lens in one and better colour via the other. The Mavic 2 is the first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom and it’s ideal for close-up Full HD video (with normal video being in 4K).
The DJI faces competition from two other models whose rotor blades can also be tucked away when not in use – Yulee’s Mantis Q and Parrot’s Naïf.
According to the analysis company Skylogic, Shenzhen-based DJI has a 74% share of the global drone market. But it still faces a challenge in growing the overall size of the market.
Read more on the specs of the new Mavic 2 here.