Forget The Ambulance – In The Future A Drone May Take You To The Hospital

The police of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany have begun using 24 drones for the digital recording of crime scenes and accident sites (Thomas Frey/picture alliance via Getty Images)


Today, much of the technology involved in public safety revolves around automobiles. If a crime is committed, a police car rushes to the scene. In the event of a fire, a fire truck is quickly dispatched. An injured person is picked up by an ambulance.

All of these vehicles run the risk of being held up by traffic. But what if all of these situations could be addressed quickly and cheaply by an unmanned aircraft that bypasses the cars on the ground?

In fact, such drones are already being used by emergency services, as delegates heard at a conference organized by the European Emergency Number Association in Dubrovnik last week.

“Drones can fight fires – they’re particularly useful for wildfires,” Alfonso

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