All in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Where’s My Drone Delivery?

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Uber is planning to start deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly called drones) for delivery to consumers “as soon as next year and commercially operational in multiple markets by 2021.”  There is speculation this initiative could be tied to UberEats, the company’s prepared food delivery business.  As excited as we all are for flying burritos in 2019, this latest drone delivery news raises the question: what is taking so long for drone delivery to get off the ground? 

FAA Releases Second Edition of its UAS Integration Roadmap

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the second edition of its “Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap.”  In addition to providing an update on the FAA’s progress to date, the partnerships and advisory committees it has forged, and identifying key challenges to UAS integration into the NAS, the roadmap details the FAA’s near-term rulemaking and research efforts.

Listen to Our First Podcast on Last Month’s UAS Roundtable

WileyConnect now includes podcasts!  We’re pleased to introduce Wiley Connected, podcasts by Wiley Rein attorneys on legal and policy issues involving the Internet of Things.  We’ll be producing these podcasts as new or interesting issues pop up in the world of connected tech. Under the broad Wiley Connected umbrella, we’ll do a variety of lengths and formats.