Following the implementation of Part 107 (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems rules) by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), many are now predicting what will happen next in the U.S. commercial drone industry. TechCrunch staffer Lora Kolodny reports on the expected increase in industry dollars that will all depend on when the FAA, DOT, and other groups can evaluate/grant exemption requests.

While the speed of this evaluation can slow the roll out of drone delivery services, a co-executive director for the Commercial Drone Alliance Lisa Ellman explained what she saw as the next phase of this cycle:

In this next cycle, she said, she wants to see drone tech and service providers step up and provide all the data they can to regulators, but also to the public, so that people can learn more about the potential benefits of drones.

Read more >