The FAA Issues ‘Remote ID’ Proposal For Drones

At the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Drone Enable conference in November, DJI demonstrated a Wi-Fi-based “drone-to-phone” remote-identification system using an off-the-shelf Mavic 2 Enterprise quadcopter with a custom firmware update and commercial smartphones running a custom application.
Credit: DJI
When the FAA in late December released its long-awaited proposed rule outlining requirements for drones to transmit identifying information, it attracted applause for finally taking a regulatory step but also criticism over details of the rule’s implementation. Published on Dec. 31 in the Federal...

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