An ambulance in the form of a flying vehicle, which could reach any location within a 50 km radius in less than eight minutes.
Although at the moment it is just a concept, the company Jump Aero has already presented a prototype of spacecraft which they call the ambulance of the future.
The good thing about this type of pilotable drone of large proportions, is that it could reach any emergency in just eight minutes within a 50 km radiusbasically because it is capable of reaching more than 460 km/h.
Called JA1 Pulse, it will be built to transport emergency equipment and also a medical professional to arrive before a ambulance ground or helicopter to a location where an emergency has occurred.
The company in charge of the project, Jump Aero, has already received a $3.6 million contract from the United States Air Force, as well as a commercial order from Denmark-based Falck Ambulance Services.
This spacecraft is an eVTOL aircraft, that is, electric vertical take-off and landing, which has a design that sits with the nose and propellers facing up.
The vehicle then takes off vertically like a helicopter, but tilts sideways to travel horizontally once it reaches cruising altitude.
This way, the pilot will be in a standing position when the vehicle is on the ground and upside down once it is in the air.
The pilot will be able to look forward and down through windows in the nose and belly of the vehicle, while a parachute will also be included if things go wrong.
It is made up of advanced structural elements among which stand out its eight propellers that will serve as the biplane’s wingsbeing able to fly much faster than a helicopter.
However, it will not replace traditional ambulances because it has not been built to transport patients, but its objective is to reach the emergency area first for a first diagnosis and treatment of the injured.
At the moment no clear deadlines have been set, but it could be available by 2027.