Proposed UK law to require drones to be trackable, possibly required to file flight plans before flight
The planned legislation would aim to introduce the mandatory use of an app – most drones are flown through a smartphone or device – which all fliers would have to download.
This would mean they would have to register and provide information which would make them more easily traceable, in a situation where a pilot was committing an offence.
The app could also allow a means of real time two-way communication between the user, other users around them, and relevant government authorities.
Users could even be pushed to pre-file notification of their flight before using a drone at certain heights.
There may be a push for consumer-level drones to have a short battery life of say less than 10 minutes. This would reduce the distance over which a consumer drone could be used for malicious purposes.