One day, you could be using your own personal drone to help you find your vehicle again in a busy car park. That is if a patent granted to Amazon becomes a reality. The company has revealed plans for an ‘unmanned aerial vehicle assistant’ could also be used by traffic police to help them catch speeding drivers.
The UAV may be used, for example, to record information from a perspective different than the user’s perspective, scout dangerous situations, or locate/retrieve items for the user, among other possible task,’ the patent said.
‘In some examples, the UAV can be small enough to carry on the user’s person (e.g., in a bag, in a pocket, on a jacket, etc.) and allow for ready deployment.’Amazon wants these drones to be ‘smaller, lighter, and less expensive than conventional UAVs’.