It’s Coming: Air Traffic Control for Drones

A Novadem NX 110 drone flies during a presentaion at a firefighter rescue centre in Les Pennes-Mirabeau, southern France, on August 28, 2014. The Novadem NX 110 drone will be used as a surveillance drone by the firefighters in the Bouches-du-Rhone region to survey wildfires, floodings and rescue operations. (BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

A Novadem NX 110 drone flies during a presentaion at a firefighter rescue centre in Les Pennes-Mirabeau, southern France, on August 28, 2014. The Novadem NX 110 drone will be used as a surveillance drone by the firefighters in the Bouches-du-Rhone region to survey wildfires, floodings and rescue operations. NASA is also working on developing a system that will help control lower altitude air traffic as drone use becomes more prevalent. (BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

With so many instances of amateur or commercial unmanned aerial vehicles causing concern for traditional airplanes, the government is in the process of creating an air traffic control system specifically for drones.

While the Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations to govern the use of government, commercial and private drone use in the United States, NASA is leading the charge when it comes to traffic control, according to the New York Times.

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