This New Autonomous Drone for Cops Can Track You in the Dark

Nearly 1,500 US police departments operate drones but only about a dozen routinely dispatch them in response to 911 calls.

  • The drones are capable of flying at speeds of 45 miles per hour and is small enough to fit into the trunk of a police car.
  • It has infrared sensors that can be used to track people and fly autonomously in the dark. Four payload bays on the X10 can carry accessories like a speaker, spotlight, or a parachute for emergency landings.
  • A 65X zoom camera can read a license plate from 800 feet away and follow a vehicle from a distance of 3 miles.

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