FAA to Start Tracking More Drones.
The Federal Aviation Administration proposed yesterday that all drones used within United States air space should be registered and have a mandatory tracking device installed so they can be tracked by the federal government.
Government news releases this past week have emphasized the surging technological advances made in drone manufacturing, making it possible to send insect-sized drones inside public buildings, government offices, factories, warehouses, and even private residences, without them being detected.
The FAA rules about drones take up just about 320 pages, and as drone enthusiasts and drone manufacturers start plowing through the dense verbiage, there are already some howls of anguish about how expensive drones may become if each one needs an individual tracking device installed, set to government standards. As well, delivery companies are already vowing to fight the rules when they reach Congress for approval — they claim that the federal government has no business tracking their deliveries, and that such tracking, if hacked and given to competitors or criminals bent on hijacking packages, would have a dampening effect on sales and on employment. There are estimated to currently be over fifty-thousand persons training to load and guide drones to deliver packages and meals in the next two years.