According to the China Patent Publication Announcement of the State Intellectual Property Office (Application Publication No.: CN115384386A), the patent for “a vehicle-mounted drone” applied by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. was announced.
The abstract shows that the present invention provides a vehicle-mounted unmanned aerial vehicle, including a vehicle and an unmanned aerial vehicle. The vehicle includes an engine cover, and there is an accommodating space for accommodating the unmanned aerial vehicle under the engine cover, and the unmanned aerial vehicle is located in the accommodating space. Also includes a cover plate, the engine casing is provided with an avoidance opening opposite to the accommodating cavity, and the cover plate can be opened and closed on the avoidance opening so that the drone can take off or land through the avoidance opening when the cover plate is opened. The opening and closing mode of the cover plate is translational, and the translational direction of the cover plate is parallel to the extension plane of the engine case. In other words, there is no action of flipping or turning the cover during the opening and closing process, which can effectively prevent the cover from protruding above the engine cover during the opening and closing process, and can effectively prevent the cover from being opened and closed to block the driver’s vision. Line of sight, thereby effectively avoiding the adverse impact of the use of vehicle-mounted drones on the safe driving of vehicles, and effectively improving the safety of vehicle-mounted drones during vehicle driving.
Geely’s Polestar launched a concept car earlier this year, the Polestar O2, which is equipped with an automatic aerial drone behind the rear seats of the vehicle. Developed in partnership with Aerofugia’s consumer electronics brand, Hoco Flow, the concept drone can take off while a car is in motion, capturing perfect driving footage. The drone operates fully autonomously and automatically follows vehicles at speeds of up to 90 km/h. Drivers can choose “High Altitude Surround Mode” (very suitable for coastline cruising shooting) or “Sport Tracking” mode to record more dynamic driving shots. After the filming is complete, the drone can automatically return to the car. When the vehicle is stationary, the driver can edit and share video clips directly from the 15-inch center display.