New Ambulance Model Integrates Lifesaving Drone Technology
Feb. 5—PropelUAS™, a division of Evans Incorporated, announces today that it is partnering with Medical Express Ambulance Service (MedEx) in the unveiling of a high-tech “Concept Ambulance” that integrates Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or “drones,” into its collection of life-saving technologies. The concept vehicle will be displayed at the upcoming 2018 Chicago Auto Show this February.
PropelUAS™ is providing UAS-related expertise to determine the benefits and the future of UAS integration with traditional apparatuses used in the emergency response vehicles. Together with MedEx, the team is addressing numerous challenges, such as the ideal drone configuration for this integration, operational considerations for emergency response, and navigation of airspace regulations. PropelUAS™ is collaborating with Lockheed Martin and MedEx to combine the very best elements of emergency management systems with the potential of tactical UAS. Lockheed Martin’s sophisticated unmanned systems are used for a variety of lifesaving military, first responder and civil applications.
PropelUAS™ partners with organizations to assist in navigating and integrating UAS technologies into their organizations. As a division of Evans Incorporated, it is uniquely positioned to assist emergency responders, such as MedEx, after years of supporting the Federal Aviation Administration with the integration of UAS into the National Airspace System. PropelUAS™ uses its IDEA-OPS™ methodology to take organizations from ‘Idea’ to ‘Operations’ and ensure ROI—Real Operational Impact™ in all facets of UAS integration. It does so by leveraging decades of experience and knowledge in aviation, air traffic, operations, and business consulting.
“Evans Incorporated and PropelUAS™ both strive to offer companies guidance so that they may prosper in their corporate evolutions,” said Sue Evans, President and Founder of Evans Incorporated, parent company to PropelUAS™. “MedEx’s trust in PropelUAS™ to properly integrate a drone with an ambulance and to guide them through operation shows that our reputation as an innovative industry leader is strong. It also shows the need for an industry (such as first responders) to adapt to and use modern technologies in their day-to-day functions.”
PropelUAS™ Senior Unmanned Systems Analysts, Andy Osantowske and Chad Tyson, will be at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show describing the benefits and future of UAS integration with traditional apparatuses used in Emergency Response vehicles. They will be available at the Ford Exhibit on the dates and times listed below:
- Concept & Technology Garage: Wednesday, 2/7 (8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 3:30p.m.)
- Media Preview Day: Thursday, 2/8 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
- Media Preview Day: Friday, 2/9 (8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
- First Look for Charity: Friday, 2/9 (7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
The ambulance and drone will be on display at the auto show during the media preview days. However, only the ambulance will be on display for the remainder of the show (February 10—19). On days when the drone is not on display, a video demonstrating the abilities of the drone will be viewable along with the ambulance.