Commercial drones face preflight turbulence

Some civil liberties organisations with privacy concerns are urging strict limits on their use. Before long, drones will be flying across the skies of the United States, part of the way companies do business every day. These remotely piloted vehicles aren’t the weaponised ones that have long been tools of the military. Instead, they will perform hundreds of civilian jobs, including traffic monitoring, aerial surveying and oil pipeline inspections. American companies have long clamoured to use drones, which each year become smaller and smarter. But while the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the nation’s airspace, has given a limited go‚Äźahead to the police and other public sector agencies to use drones, almost all commercial use has been banned.

Source: Deccan Herald


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