Ford is developing vehicle-to-drone communication to aid U.N. disaster relief



LAS VEGAS — The Rinspeed Σtos is a self-driving Swiss concept car with its own drone designed for selfie-ing and flower delivery for loved ones. Clearly, it’s fanciful, silly and not based in reality, as it’ll likely never be built. Turns out, though, Ford and drone-maker DJI have had a similar idea. But theirs is very real indeed.

Tuesday morning at 2016 International CES, Ford and DJI announced they’ve partnered to create vehicle-to-drone technology for the United Nations.

The Ford drones will be used to aid U.N. first responders. With a fleet of Ford F-150 pickup trucks and paired drones, first responders will be able to deploy the drones and survey and map hardest-hit areas — without getting out of the truck. Read more…

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