Tencent Technologies News, Feb. 13, according to foreign media reports, the latest rules of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) coming into force on Feb. 23 stipulate that all small UAVs should be marked with a striking registration mark on the outside of the fuselage, so that law enforcement authorities can identify them more easily and find their owners.
Currently, American law requires people to register certain categories of UAVs with FAA and mark them with their ID number. But the FAA had previously allowed people to hide the sticker somewhere, such as in the battery compartment of an unmanned aerial vehicle. But the new rules change that.
Technically, the rule is currently only previewed in the Federal Registry, and will not be released until tomorrow, with 30 days of public comment time to respond. But the FAA believes that the need is so urgent that it declares the rule to come into force 10 days after its publication.
Moreover, this is not the only UAV-related news previewed in today's Federal Gazette. Although the FAA is prepared to relax dramatically the rules for piloting UAVs over night and crowds, the agency now says it will not do so until it finds a system that allows it to track and identify UAVs remotely. The FAA is also soliciting public opinions on what performance and legal restrictions would be imposed on UAVs.
The FAA said there had never been an UAV accident at night, and the agency was considering that operators could operate UAVs at night with only some additional training and visible lights five kilometers away.