What is ‘safe enough’ for drone deliveries?

What is ‘safe enough’ for drone deliveries?

As companies develop designs for package-bearing delivery drones, there are growing questions about the safety risks to the public.

Key findings

Package carrying drones could be significantly heavier than lightweight amateur-flown models

"One credible estimate predicts that in 20 years the U.S. will have at least 8 million drone deliveries a day."

A drone falling on someone is very likely to be fatal, so flying drones would be safer if they are piloted or programmed to avoid crowded areas.

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