Amazon's quest for commercial drone delivery will likely face state and federal hurdles—which makes the e-commerce giant's efforts to implement autonomous delivery all the more difficult, a venture capitalist and early Amazon investor said Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration could finalize drone regulations over the next 12 months, Deputy
Administrator Michael Whitaker said in congressional testimony Wednesday. The government previously anticipated commercial drone regulations would not be ready until the end of 2016 or later.
Amazon and other large tech players including Google have pushed Washington to allow widespread operation.