Ride-hail services have quickly become a popular alternative to traditional taxi services in urban areas all over the United States. Uber launched in San Francisco in 2010 and has expanded rapidly to urban centres throughout the United States. Lyft operates in hundreds of US cities. The rapid growth of this new technology has left regulators and legislators struggling with how to balance the necessary regulation of ride-hailing services with promoting innovation and new technologies.
Advances in drone and camera equipment have made consumer drones widely available at a low cost. In the United States, these technological advances have far outpaced the relevant legal framework. In attempting to develop and implement a regulatory scheme that safely integrates drones into the national airspace system, the Federal Aviation Administration faces tremendous challenges to set up a system which addresses many different concerns.