Vincenzo Navanteri and his team winning design is for a self-piloting drone ambulance that could carry a single person for up to 150km at 110km/h.
Design highlights include:
Autonomous (self-piloting) in flight
Maximum speed of 110km/h
Maximum altitude 1,000m
Carries up to 120kg
Destination set by GPS coordinates
8 electric-driven propellers
On-board cameras and communications system
Onboard oxygen supply and medical monitoring
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