Drone delivery and unmanned traffic management (UTM) company Wing has weighed in on the newly published rule on Remote ID for Drones.  The Wing response to Remote ID says that the rule may have unintended consequences for American consumers, and leads to signficant privacy concerns View original article at Drone Life

News and Commentary.  DRONELIFE published more than 840 pieces of drone industry news this year View original article at Drone Life

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has been lighting up the skies online with a drone display of Scottish icons. View original article at BBC World News

The regulations relax the distinctions between commercial and recreational drone use. View original article at BBC World News

Enlarge / Our $24 drone. You can see the missing propeller on the right. (credit: Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica) Like thousands of other parents, I decided to get my kids a cheap drone for Christmas. I spent $24 for a plastic flying machine with rudimentary collision-avoidance capabilities View original article at Ars Technica

DJI‘s response to Remote ID, the FAA regulation released on Monday, is a positive one.  The world’s largest drone manufacturer says that they will work towards complying with the new regulations View original article at Drone Life

This tiny, lightweight drone could be used by the military for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance. View original article at Digital Trends

If new rules from the FAA regarding unmanned aircraft operations in the US are any indication, drones are becoming less of a niche hobby and more integrated into everyday life. Of course, the devil is in the details, and what the Federal Aviation Administration appears to give with one hand, it takes away with the other. The rule changes, announced on December 28, are billed as “advanc[ing] safety and innovation” of the drone industry in the United States. The exciting part, and the aspect that garnered the most…

Enlarge (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) After months of uncertainty, corporations and hobbyists alike finally have a set of drone guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration. The final rules are a step back from some proposed restrictions, as they will allow flights over crowds and some nighttime operations. But all drones weighing over 0.25kg (0.55lb) will need to have a unique Remote ID, as will smaller drones that are flown over crowds View original article at Ars Technica

Amazon, Google’s parent Alphabet, and UPS all hope to one day deliver large amounts of goods by drone. New US government rules clear some hurdles to making that dream a reality. View original article at CNN