Drone Ambulance design wins $20,000 prize

A drone ambulance design has won a $20,000 prize the 2nd FAI International Drones Conference and Expo held in Lausanne on 1 September 2018.

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
150km range
Maximum speed of 110km/h
Maximum altitude 1,000m
Carries up to 120kg
Destination set by GPS coordinates
8 electric-driven propellers
Backup batteries
On-board cameras and communications system
Onboard oxygen supply and medical monitoring