ITA [Hrsg.], (2018) A sky full of delivery drones? ITA dossier no. 34en (April 2018; Authors: Michael Nentwich, Delila Horváth).
-> Worldwide, large online retailers, postal operators and numerous start-ups are developing and testing drone-operated parcel deliveries. -> Despite technology not having been fully developed, feasibility has been demonstrated. However, in most countries, the law does not yet allow autonomous drones; specific air traffic rules would have to be developed. -> Omnipresent drone flights would have a series of environmental, safety, ethical, and societal implications that stipulate a need for public debate before implementation and regulation.
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