Ford using drones to guide self-driving cars
Automobile giant Ford is studying a system through which it can use drones to help self-driving cars. The system also guides the vehicles in off-road adventures.
Drones launched from an autonomous vehicle would help guide it by mapping the surrounding area beyond what the car’s sensors can detect. Passengers can control the drone using the car’s infotainment or navigation system.
According to a company spokesperson, the drones could also prove useful in areas beyond the digital maps of urban and sub-urban areas and inter-city highways.