Comment HCWQ Re: Registration


NASA Langley pursuing electric 'personal air vehicles'


Registration (Score: 1)

by on 2015-08-13 13:49 (#H9C3)

I can see this getting to the point where drones will require registration like cars. Maybe even to the point where a licence is required to fly a drone in built up areas. A transponder system perhaps.. no respose equals dead flying machine.

Re: Registration (Score: 1)

by on 2015-08-13 19:51 (#HAGQ)

More than that, congestion pricing. So as the airspace gets more crowded during peak times, a toll is charged automatically to anyone flying.

Of course, there will always be a rouge element that refuses to install and use a required chip to enable all of this registration and toll charges. Just like there are millions of unregistered cars with unlicensed drivers in them today. But, unless you are driving an old drone, or built or modified an existing on to disable the system, you should be good.

Re: Registration (Score: 1)

by on 2015-08-13 23:14 (#HAZW)

Then they will build a device to detect drones and scan for chips. Fail x times and the drone is reported. Or tracked back Home probably. Just like today with licence plate scanning.

Re: Registration (Score: 1)

by on 2015-08-14 14:46 (#HCWQ)

Yup. It won't be much different than today, but I Imagine it may be more difficult to track down unregistered drone owners. Unless they decide to disable them when detected or something. I can see the Washington DC area outfitted with anti drone technology that "shoots" first and asks questions later. Not sure if they can all be taken down with lasers or Radio signal jamming or hard rubber projectiles would be needed.

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