Details of the upcoming regulations are scarce–nonexistent, actually.
At a press conference held earlier today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it is planning to implement a requirement for all operators of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS – a.k.a. “drones”) to register their aircraft in a national database. Even hobbyists will be subject to the requirement. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made this announcement while sharing the stage with Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA – a branch of the DOT), Michael Huerta, as well as leaders from various drone advocacy and commercial aviation organizations.