Remote ID For Drones To Combat Wild West In The UK Skies
The United Kingdom’s government and regulators are drawing up plans to introduce Remote ID for drones to combat the current Wild West in the skies. Plans that are being made right now say that drones will have to have electronic license plates so that law enforcement and security services can track them.
As in the US, drones in the UK would be equipped with “Remote ID” technology, which would allow the location of the user and the drone’s speed, location, height, and takeoff point to be tracked.
This comes at a time when the government is becoming more worried that the registration scheme for the 300,000 people in the UK who use drones doesn’t have the technology it needs to be enforced properly. The current situation has been likened to “the Wild West” by one of the sources, reports The Telegraph.
In the next five years, there are expected to be 900,000 commercial drones in the UK alone. Because of this, ministers are interested in making an aerial version of…