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This Drone Parachute Lets You Legally Fly Over Crowds of People

The Alaska-based company Indemnis has announced that its Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone has been certified as being compliant with a new international standard for drone parachutes, making it the first system to allow for legal flights over crowds of people.

Indemnis partnered with DJI back in 2017 to create a series of industry drone parachute standards for systems that automatically deploy when certain flight anomalies are detected, allowing drones to float harmlessly to the ground instead of violently crash landing.

The Nexus parachute was subjected to a rigorous series of tests at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, New York, an FAA-designated site managed by NUAIR. Five different failure scenarios were tested in 45 functionality tests over four days:

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