Land Rover’s Bespoke Rescue Vehicle Features a Roof Mounted Drone

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Land Rover’s Bespoke Rescue Vehicle Features a Roof Mounted Drone

Land Rover has a new, special version of the Land Rover Discovery. Dubbed Project Hero, this SUV is specifically designed for search and rescue operations and will be used by the Austrian Red Cross. Project Hero features a magnetically roof mounted drone that can take-off and land even while the vehicle is in motion. Using the drone, the Austrian Red Cross can now cover terrain that would have not been traversable.

Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is particularly designed for search and rescue operations and is currently deployed with the Austrian Red Cross.

One of the most important features of Project Hero is a roof-mounted quadcopter drone that sits atop the vehicle and takes off whenever needed, even if the vehicle is moving. The drone can be operated from inside the car and is magnetically locked in place. It is released by using the car’s dashboard systems. The primary objective of the drone is to assist in search and rescue operations and to cover a terrain that would potentially not be navigable by the vehicle. The inclusion of a drone atop the vehicle is expected to extend the reach of rescue worker beyond their line of sight from the car and can allow them to respond quickly on foot rather than wasting time trying to navigate via car.

Land Rover Project Hero Search And Rescue Vehicle With Roof-Mounted Drone Is Being Tested With The Austrian Red Cross

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By | 2017-08-31T15:23:35+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Search and Rescue|Comments Off on Land Rover’s Bespoke Rescue Vehicle Features a Roof Mounted Drone

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