Drone equipped car announced

Car manufacturer Land Rover has announced Project Hero, a new adapted version of its Discovery model that allows for a SAR drone to take off and land on its roof.

Car manufacturer Land Rover has announced Project Hero, a new adapted version of its Discovery model that allows for a SAR drone to take off and land on its roof.

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show, the vehicle is aimed to enhance Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response operations. It was designed in collaboration with the Austrian Red Cross, said Land Rover.

The drone is able to take off and land whilst the vehicle is moving and is controlled through a tablet app, feeding the footage back to the crew in the car.

Land Rover also said that the vehicle functions as a fully-equipped mobile command unit, with storage for emergency supplies and an interior that can be reconfigured for a stretcher and other needs.

(Re-linked to new video May 2017.)