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Land Rover Marks New Era in Search and Rescue

Land Rover Marks New Era in Search and Rescue

A bespoke version of the New Land Rover Discovery has been developed for the Austrian Red Cross in aid of saving lives.

This new unique version of the Discovery titled ‘Project Hero’ was presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month and is the latest collaborative project between Land Rover and the Red Cross throughout their 64-year relationship.

Project Hero is an advanced communication vehicle which has been implemented to support the Red Cross in responding quicker and more effectively to the world’s disasters. The vehicle includes the world’s first fully-integrated landing system featuring self-centering and magnetic retention technology that enables the drone to land on Project Hero even when the vehicle is in motion.

The 3.0Litre TD6 engine-powered version of the Land Rover Discovery includes new features to help in the task of search and rescue such as a heavy duty sliding floor in the rear landing space, strategically positioned LED lighting to aid night vision, innovative power supply points which accepts plugs from different regions and multiple frequency radio equipment enabling contact to be made in various situations.

Project Hero will be deployed for a period of 12 months from June 2017 and will be based at the Austrian Red Cross Training Centre in the mountainous Eisenerz mining area of Erzberg and in Vienna.