They were born from the battlefield, deployed by the Pentagon and CIA in the War On Terror. But in the war to win over consumers, things look a lot different.
But explosive growth on the consumer level has introduced something a lot less sinister at a fraction of the cost. Drones are being used by farmers and firefighters. A way to track traffic, and snow on the slopes. They help monitor weather, and how we respond to the aftermath. They’re even helping with deliveries, and the next idea could be the difference between life and death.
The city of Reno, Nevada, has joined forces with a company to respond to heart attack victims by delivering a defibrillator possibly faster than paramedics. It’s part of a pilot program the FAA is using to test new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles. The city of Reno will start testing at the beginning of next month.