Part 107, the rule broadly authorizing commercial UAS (drone) operations, was an important step forward for the commercial UAS industry. However, Part 107 limited operations in important ways. One significant limitation surrounds flights over people.
Yesterday, the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) unveiled their anticipated announcement regarding connected vehicle technology. DOT and NHTSA announced their intention “to begin working on a regulatory proposal that would require V2V [Vehicle to Vehicle] devices in new vehicles in a future year, consistent with applicable legal requirements,