The US leads the world in producing unmanned aircraft, or drones. In other countries, drones are already being used for business. But the Federal Aviation Administration has yet to formulate regulations for commercial purposes in the US. The commercial use of unmanned drones will transform American industry. But, even though the technology is developing at warp speed, the FAA has been slow to issue regulations. Now, British Petroleum has received the first authorization to fly drones over land in the United States. What does such practice mean for privacy and air safety? Is it time to speed up—or slow down?
Big Business Is Ready for Drones, but What about the Feds?
Jack Nicas - Wall Street Journal - @jacknicas, Eric Maloney - Drone Dudes - @DroneDudes, Gregory McNeal - Pepperdine University - @GregoryMcNeal, John-Paul Clarke - Georgia Institute of Technology - @georgiatech