DJI License Drone maker DJI has come up with a personal identifier—a way to mark drones—but keep pilots and owners anonymous to the public. Congress demanded that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) come up with ways to identify drone pilots, along with the location of these flying bots. The problem is linking those details—but making sure only authorities have that information. That's akin to how car license plates work today. While each car is tagged, the average person can't look up a license number and know who owns the car, or its driver. That detail is key, believes DJI, as drone have been targeted, with some shot out of the sky, or attacked with a hatchet.
DJI wrote a white paper about its proposal, which the company sent to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), as the FAA continues to collect proposals as well.The company believes its solution is not just elegant and simple but would also "...would also protect the privacy of safe and responsible drone pilots.." DJI said in a release.
"DJI understands that accountability is a key part of responsible drone use, and we have outlined a proposal that balances the privacy of drone operators with the legitimate concerns authorities have about some drone operations," said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs.
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