Companies Want Strict Drone Rules to Apply to Everyone

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Alphabet, Amazon, and Ford are supporting measures to enforce stringent regulations on all drone users, as revealed on April 12, 2018.

The FFA is expected to tighten regulations for those flying drones recreationally, if companies such as Alphabet, Amazon, and Ford have their way. Some private or occasional drone users do not abide by certain federal restrictions, the reason for which those who use drones as a hobby may be the ones to suffer.

The Commercial Drone Alliance includes the Time Warner Inc. and Amazon, are supporting the necessity of stricter regulations on all drone users. The court had struck down a case brought up by the FAA to reinstate small drone registration for devices 0.55 pounds or greater, in December 2017. At that time, several tech companies were found to have supported that law. However, people who had experience of flying toy aircraft were opposed to the final ruling, arguing that they already knew about the safety measures and appropriate guidelines.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said, “Congress has clearly embraced the need to propel the country forward on the march toward full UAS integration, including beyond-line-of-sight operations, flights over people, access to higher altitudes and even package delivery.”

The increase in production of drones is increasing its popularity, due to which more laws are being enacted on its users. Furthermore, retailers are planning to use them as parcel delivery devices or assistants, owing to which regulators are being urged by groups to enforce more stringent restrictions.

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