The US wants to assign license plates to all drones

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The US wants to assign license plates to all drones

The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has introduced a legislative proposal to install individual remote IDs on all private drones – electronic analogs of license plates.

The regulator considers this to be necessary measures to ensure the safety of the airspace. According to officials, the innovation will help law enforcement agencies and federal agencies to identify potential threats in a timely manner. and undertake the corresponding measures against them.

The proposed identifiers will allow authorized services to remotely identify any drones and their operators in real time. The new requirements will apply to all drones weighing over 250 grams.

The authors of the proposal want to thus fight the smuggling of drugs and dangerous substances, as well as illegal surveillance and invasion of the privacy of citizens..

According to the Civil Aviation Administration, the number of drones in the United States is growing rapidly, and there are currently about 1.5 million units registered..

The impetus for the agency was the intentions of Alphabet, Amazon and numerous startups to massively use drones to deliver food, medicine and other goods to your home..

At the same time, some companies offer much more unusual ways of using UAVs. For example, Audi unveiled a car concept that uses drones instead of headlights, illuminating the road from above..

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Wired