Professor Gregory McNeal Quoted on Drone Delivery Services - Wired Magazine
Professor Gregory S. McNeal is quoted in the Wired magazine article, "No, Amazon won't deliver you a burrito by drone anytime soon." The article considers Amazon Prime Air's recent Federal Aviation Administration approval to begin making drone deliveries and other companies that are testing airborne delivery services.
Excerpts from "No, Amazon won't deliver you a burrito by drone anytime soon"
- Because of that drawn-out process—the FAA calls it "crawl, walk, run"—the drone delivery business today favors big companies like Amazon and Alphabet, which can invest in years of development, testing, and lobbying without generating any revenue. "That's a difficult long game to play, and it's benefiting the existing players," says Gregory McNeal, the cofounder of the startup AirMap, which creates tech to monitor and automate drones flights. He's also a professor of law and policy at Pepperdine University.
- In the US, authorities still have plenty of similar work to do, says McNeal. "The federal government has been deficient in empowering state and local governments to welcome drones into communities," he says. "On the community acceptance front, there is more work to be done."
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