I’m not sure whether to feel excited or terrified of this concept! It’s called Audi Patrone and it aims to provide police officers with the advantage of virtual visibility via drone from the comfort of the department.
The stealthy design features a 4-rotor system and jet propulsion for flying through town to investigate sudden emergencies or hovering over areas to provide urban reconnaissance. Equipped with powerful lights, cameras, and a VR system that puts officers in the action without actually putting them in action. Do I see everyday citizens being okay with this? NO! Is it in the direction of tech we might expect from law enforcement in the near future anyway? YES.
Designer: Jin-jung Young