Outfitted with thermal cameras, spotlights, loudspeakers, and radio handsets, drones revolutionize search and rescue operations in Scotland, in the United Kingdom.
It was such a lovely promise: a drone small enough to fit in the palm of your hand that can shoot high-quality images and movies and has a high degree of autonomy. The Micro Drone 4.0 crowdfunding campaign debuted on Indiegogo in early 2019. A total of about $1.5 million was raised. However, the introduction of the drone was repeatedly postponed, much to the chagrin of the funders. Indiegogo is...
A French judge has canceled plans to monitor migrants illegally crossing the Channel using police drones. According to the judge, in view of privacy legislation, it is not allowed to film people on the ground without prior permission. Previously, the use of police drones to enforce corona measures and monitor demonstrations was banned in France.
At the end of 2018, London Gatwick Airport was closed for several days due to a number of drone sightings. A search was made for both drones and their operators, but no evidence was provided for the drone flights. A couple who were mistakenly detained now suspect the police of covering up the Gatwick drone incident to protect their own reputation.