Drone technology outpacing legal frameworks: Experts

Regulators, manufacturers must continue to work closely together, says industry insider

Unauthorised drone incursions have been thrust into the spotlight here after two incidents of air traffic being disrupted at Changi Airport in less than a week. No culprit has been caught yet for either incident.
Unauthorised drone incursions have been thrust into the spotlight here after two incidents of air traffic being disrupted at Changi Airport in less than a week. No culprit has been caught yet for either incident.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

What do drones have in common with e-scooters?

Here is one similarity that might not be the first that comes to mind: both are ever-evolving technologies that are so rapidly adopted that legal systems are struggling to keep up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2019, with the headline 'Drone technology outpacing legal frameworks: Experts'. Subscribe