December 3, 2013
On the heels of Amazon’s announcement that the company plans to deliver packages using drones, a Senate committee is preparing to hold hearings about integrating drones into “civilian life.”
Sen Jay Rockefeller’s (D-WV) office confirmed to Fox News a hearing is scheduled for 2014, although the hearing was planned before Amazon announced it’s plan to utilize the flying spies machines for fulfillment.
“Amazon’s plans for using drones to deliver packages is just one example of the potential this technology offers consumers, and a reflection of the ingenuity of American business,” said Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. “As we move forward toward integrating drones into civilian life and capitalizing on the economic opportunities they offer, we must make certain that these aircrafts meet rigorous safety and privacy standards.”
Sounds like an opportunity to impose some fees and taxes to me.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 11:45 am