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FAA to lessen drone restrictions

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently working on rules in regulations that will allow drone operators to fly drones over people and at night.

According to the report, the new outline will help boost the commercial use of drones for delivery services like UPS, FedEx, and Amazon who have been exploring the idea of drone deliveries, but who have been hindered by the previous rules.

On Monday, the FAA released their outline stating that drones must be equipped with remote identification that can be tracked by law enforcement officials.

“These final rules carefully address safety, security and privacy concerns while advancing opportunities for innovation and utilization of drone technology,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Other rules in the outline are as follows:

1. Operate a standard Remote ID drone that broadcasts identification and location information of the drone and control station;

2. Operate a drone with a Remote ID broadcast module (may be a separate device attached to the drone), which broadcasts identification, location, and take-off information; or

3. Operate a drone without Remote ID but at specific FAA-recognized identification areas.