Drones have caused problems near New York City airports as of late, and one politician wants to stop the issue mid-flight. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he would propose an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill which would require drones manufacturers to integrate technologies such as geo-fencing into all UAVs so that the devices would be prevented from “No Fly Zones,” including airports. Technologies, such as geo-fencing, prevent drones from operating in certain zones through the implementation of software, firmware, and GPS tracking. The amendment would be made to the bill sometime this fall.
In other drone news, Philadelphia will be drone-free during Pope Francis’ visit to the city of brotherly love next month. The FAA ordered the ban due to a request made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Also, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has suggested that the U.S. use military drones to secure its border with Mexico in an effort to slow illegal immigration.
mashable: Amid more reports of drones in air space, Newark is even banning drone sales at airport stores: http://t.co/eHXgIW31bc
— SimplisticPro (@simplisticpro) 2015-08-20T20:41:21Z
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