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Ford Developing Drones for Emergencies

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Oct. 15, 2019—Ford 's subsidiary, Ford Global Technologies, has submitted a patent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark's office for a system that would allow drivers to deploy and control a drone stored in the car's trunk, according to a report by Futurism.

Drivers would use a car's onboard computer to deploy and control a drone. The driver could deploy the drone in the case of a car crash. It could shine a spotlight on the car and sound an alarm. The drone could also stream real-time footage to the vehicle owner's phone if he or she is exiting the car.

If made, the quadcopter-style drone could make it easier for first responders to get to the scene of a car accident.

 

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