Your next electric car might be fueled up by drone.
Amazon was granted a new patent earlier this month that was only recently spotted by Green Tech Media. The patent explains how Amazon drones might one day latch onto an electric vehicle and charge it while it’s driving — a complicated balancing act between the car and the drone.
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The drones could be fully autonomous, the patent claims, meaning that they would be able to plan and navigate their own routes without any human assistance.
Image: USPTOHere’s how it would work: An electric vehicle would send a request for fuel on a network to which the drones are connected
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The Los Angeles Police Department, one of the nation’s largest municipal police forces, approved a one-year pilot program for drones—making it the largest city in the nation to undertake such an evaluation.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the LA Police Commission approved a set of policies that limits “their use to a handful of tactical situations, searches or natural disasters.” Each drone flight must also be signed off by a “high-ranking office on a case-by-case basis.” The drones are also not to be weaponized. The decision, which was announced Tuesday, was made despite vociferous protest
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Pilots are filing reports of drones flying too high on a weekly, almost daily basis, despite new rules and fines.
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