Spectacular rescue of a person in a fire with an autonomous flying car
EHang’s autonomous flying vehicles have successfully completed a mission in which they put out a fire on a raised floor, and help and rescue a person on the roof.
The Chinese company EHang be autoproclama world leader in autonomous air vehicles. It is difficult to know at a point in history where everything is in the testing phase, but the truth is that she is the company that has shown the most progress in real tests, not in conceptual designs.
EHang was the first to transport a passenger in an autonomous drone, in 2019, and has even reached an agreement with the city hall of Seville to start a flying taxi service.
Now he surprises us with an exercise in rescue simulation during a fire, really spectacular. Their EHang EH216F, EH216 and Falcon B Series autonomous aerial vehicles coordinate to locate victims, provide help, put out a fire and rescue a person on the roof. You can see it in this video:
The Laixi City Fire Department, Qingdao, China, has acquired these autonomous flying drones they have already passed the department’s safety certification.
So they have started testing them before using them in real situations. In the previous video we can see a coordinated simulation exercise between three different drones.
When there is a fire or emergency warning, first of all the EHang Falcon B drone, the smallest and fastest, is deployed.
This drone carries out a survey of the fire area, located to the possible victims who need help, thanks to his camera. He also carries an emergency kit to treat injuries or put out fires that he can throw at the victims, so that they can hold out while they are rescued.
Then comes the autonomous flying vehicle EHang EH216F, a real fire engine with propellers.
That drone, what has the capacity to transport a person inside, He throws fire extinguishers at the windows of the building, which try to put out the fire inside.
It is equipped with its own fire extinguisher hose, to help extinguish the fire.
The last to take action the flying ambulance EHang EH216, which is the one that would have to land on the roof, pick up the victim and transport them to a safe place on the ground. Unfortunately we are left with the desire to see this last part, because it does not appear in the video.
If anything, at least to put out fires, scout the area and locate the victims, it seems that these autonomous flying vehicles from EHang may be a brilliant solution.