Bicoastal Laboratories is committed to advancing drone technology to support the betterment of society.
Learn more about how our drone works:
During a traffic stop, the officer will release the drone from the top of the vehicle controlled by a tablet mounted inside the police vehicle. On command, the landing pad will slide open allowing the drone to deploy. This drone powered by artificial intelligence will navigate autonomously around the target vehicle surveying the situation.
During its flight, the drone will stream video back to the squad car over a secure data link for the officer to monitor in real time. It will also map the environment around the vehicle in 3 dimensions allowing for precise user control when desired. Once the surveying/mapping has completed, the drone will approach the drive side window of the target vehicle. At this time, a screen will flip open, revealing a live feed of the officer. The goal of this preliminary interaction is to mitigate tension that may exist, reducing the probability of escalation. As pressure eases the officer can now feel relaxed when conversing with the driver. The driver will also not feel as intimidated by an officer standing by the side of their car
Next, the officer can choose to have the drone scan the driver’s license, registration, and insurance using the onboard camera and sensors. This information will be sent back to the tablet inside the squad car over the same secure data link. This tablet will be integrated with the policing database so the officer can view the driver’s credentials seamlessly. This allows the officer to gather information and understand the dangers prior to approaching the car reducing or eliminating physical interaction.
The other option the officer can choose is to conduct the traffic stop in a more routine manner with support from the drone. Before leaving the vehicle, the officer can use the tablet to point the drone in the direction they want to be surveilled. At this time, the officer will conduct the traffic stop while the drone acts as a second pair of eyes searching for potential dangers such as firearms in the vehicle and other potential traffic hazards. When the officer is satisfied with the encounter, they can call back the drone using the integrated tablet and the drone will return to the landing pad. On touchdown, electromagnets will secure the drone and stabilize it through any sort of driving. Lastly, the drone will begin to charge and the cover will slide back over the landing pad protecting the loyal wingman.