Automaker Ford has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “vehicle integrated drone” that would help bring attention to a host car when it becomes stranded. A towing service or emergency personnel may find it difficult to locate a stranded vehicle at night or during low visibility, explains a description of the system in the application. “One way to address that problem is with a drone that deploys from, and draws attention to, the ...


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