5 issues drones will have to navigate

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, are one of the technological marvels of our age. They can document the aftermath of disasters without putting additional people at risk, and companies such as Amazon (AMZN) plan to use them for small package delivery in the not-too-distant future.

    But the affordability and availability of drones are also prompting some serious legal, financial and practical questions. Here are five issues that governments and companies are grappling with as the fast-evolving technology becomes ever more widespread.