Amazon and other e-commerce retailers are preparing a fleet of drones that can rush product to the consumer. The craft are already in the testing stage, but the legal ramifications of their use are far from clear. Issues to be addressed include privacy, security, safety and environmental impact. The Federal Aviation Administration insists that it has jurisdiction over drones today, but others disagree, and the matter is currently being litigated in the courts. This episode features attorney Joshua Dalrymple, a professor in the School of Legal Studies at Kaplan University. He offers his view on how regulators and lawmakers will address the coming of commercial drones, and what it means to businesses and consumers alike. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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Amazon’s Prime Air offering.
An Atlantic article about Google’s Project Wing.
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