- The Federal Aviation Administration announced its new rules on Monday
- Drones will now be allowed to fly at night and above people
- The rules mean that drone delivery for companies is one step closer
- UPS, Google, Amazon and Walmart are all working on drone deliveries
Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries.
The FAA said its long-awaited rules for the drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, will address security concerns by requiring remote identification technology in most cases to enable their identification from the ground.
Previously, small drone operations over people were limited to operations over people who were directly participating in the operation, located under a covered structure, or inside a stationary vehicle – unless operators had obtained a waiver from the FAA.Continue reading… “US will allow small drones to fly over people and at night in a significant step forward for drone deliveries”