Executive Briefings

Legislation Required Before Drone Delivery Can Really Take Off

From a technology perspective, the capabilities of drones are improving day by day - advancements in autonomous piloting, "sense and aware" technologies and increased battery life mean that delivery drones are now very much a potential for the future.

Legislation Required Before Drone Delivery Can Really Take Off

For users, it is expected that drones will reduce costs and speed up traditional supply chains, deliver an additional source of data gathering and provide added convenience because they are not restricted to postcodes.

However, a lot of preparation is still needed before drone delivery in everyday supply chains becomes feasible.

Before drones can be commercialised, we will need concrete legislation that outlines parameters of how they can be used. Only once an enabling policy framework is in place can the drone market fully develop.

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For users, it is expected that drones will reduce costs and speed up traditional supply chains, deliver an additional source of data gathering and provide added convenience because they are not restricted to postcodes.

However, a lot of preparation is still needed before drone delivery in everyday supply chains becomes feasible.

Before drones can be commercialised, we will need concrete legislation that outlines parameters of how they can be used. Only once an enabling policy framework is in place can the drone market fully develop.

Read Full Article

Legislation Required Before Drone Delivery Can Really Take Off