Land Rover Joins Red Cross Fleet

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A customized Discovery will serve as an emergency mobile command centre with the Austrian Red Cross disaster response teams. 

An 18-month collaboration between Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations and the Austrian Red Cross has resulted in a one-of-a-kind emergency services vehicle.

The specially designed Discovery boasts the latest communications equipment, including an advanced drone with a long-range thermal imaging camera that can spot a person from 440m and  identify a vehicle at almost 1,000m.

Bespoke features include four radio antennae and 360-degree lighting, allowing Red Cross personnel to co-ordinate emergency responses day or night.

“Our partnership with the Red Cross isn’t just about our vehicles,” said Michael van der Sande, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “Since we started collaborating in 1954, our aim has been to help the Red Cross improve its disaster response and ultimately to help save lives. Over the past 18 months our engineers have worked closely with the emergency response team at the Austrian Red Cross, deploying Land Rover’s technology and talent to create a unique solution to the requirements of the Red Cross in the region.”

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