Will we use drones as flying taxis? Canadians intervene.

The future of drones in Canada, according to surveys

Ottawa, we have a problem

Given a growing trend of “drone incidents” since 2014, Transport Canada commissioned a survey on drone use (cost: $ 61,167.78). It found that 13 percent of Canadians use drones for fun or work. Fifty-one percent admitted not knowing Transport Canada’s drone rules. If they exist.

Aerial surveys by drones.  (Aerogondo / iStock)

(Aerogondo / iStock)

Future flights

The government also decided that it was worth asking the general public about future uses of drones. He found a comfort level with drones that are used for things like search and rescue operations, and monitoring and protecting wildlife.

Flying cars in futuristic vertical city.  (Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images)

(Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images)

What goes up

But Canadians are starting to get nervous about the issue of drones used as “flying taxis”, which according to respondents “sounds like an accident waiting to happen.” One concern: “Some also feel that they would always be worried about a person or drone falling on them as they walk the streets.”


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