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Amazon Plans To Deliver Packages by UAVs

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

December 2, 2013

On 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver packages to customers. University of Washington Law Prof. Ryan Calo said this is the type of commercial application Congress envisioned when it ordered the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to open up airspace to the technology, The Washington Post reports. “By 2015, the FAA has to come up with a set of rules that integrates just the kind of thing that Amazon is talking about,” said Calo, adding that the agency may initially require humans to guide the UAVs remotely.
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