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Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle

curated by | July 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate


This is a positive move towards a regulatory pathway. For years, driverless vehicles (cars) have had large companies with deep pockets championing their cause, doing research and steering policy. Commercial drone regulations are moving slowly because of lack of commercial push.


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