Amazon is furious about a proposal to further regulate drones




Amazon is furious at a proposal by the US aviation authority FAA to tighten the rules on small drones. According to Amazon, the rules would be Prime Air service, with drones deliver packets impossible.

The FAA proposal allows the drone-commercial users not to let drones fly without direct view of the unmanned aircraft. Also, the drones may not exceed 25kg lighter than 500 feet, approximately 152 meters, flies and it is not allowed to drop cargo.

Additional drivers drones must meet legal requirements. The “pilot” must be at least 17 years old and earn a certificate to be able to control UAVs. In addition, they test their knowledge every two years through an exam and the drones must be made available at the request of the FAA for inspection immediately.

Amazon reacts angrily to the proposals of the FAA. According to the Internet company stringent rules would make it virtually impossible for companies to widely use drones. Amazon Prime Air thereby calls his service, an experimental delivery service where drones are used to deliver packets. Amazon is currently testing near the British Cambridge such drones.

According to Amazon, the strict FAA rules also ensure that more companies develop new drone technology will be held outside the US, while modern security systems would make a large part of the proposed rules unnecessary. As new techniques were available to prevent accidents with drones, like collision avoidance software and better cameras.

Amazon is not the only party to criticize the proposals of the FAA. So put civil rights organizations that the regulations provide sufficient safeguards for privacy, making government drones can use to collect data of American citizens.



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