FAA proposes new drone ID regulations for tracking
The FAA is proposing a tracking system that regulators say massive drone fleets will need before they start making the kind of same-day deliveries companies like Amazon, Google and UPS have been planning for years.
The proposed regulations would allow a widespread tracking of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs) and commonly referred to as drones.
The tracking system would allow the FAA, as well as law enforcement agencies, to be able to quickly identify drones and their pilots.
Each drone would be registered into a centralized database with a unique identification which would be added to the pilot information and real-time flight data.
Pilots would be able to choose a random flight ID (to protect personal information) for each flight.
The regulation has been opened for public comments and could be years away from implementation.