EU-wide rules for safety of drones approved by MEPs
New EU-wide rules aimed at ensuring the safe use of drones were last Tuesday backed by MEPs. Currently, most drones fall under differing national rules, which hampers market development. Under the new rules, drones would need to be designed so that they can be operated without putting people at risk. Based on risk related to, for example, the weight of the drone or area of operation, the drone would need additional features, such as automated landing or collision avoidance systems. Furthermore, drones operators would need to be listed on national registers and their drones marked for identification.