When time is of the essence in a medical emergency, seconds matter too. Any delay in transporting a critically ill patient to the nearest medical facility can be fatal.
This is why an ambulance of the future that guarantees timely patient transport without delay can help save countless lives. Autonomous driving systems such as ERKA are being studied for this very reason.
The only way to cut or eliminate traffic, especially in crowded cities where delays are imminent, is to evolve roads or vehicles. ERKA is the concept of an ambulance of the future, built in such a way as to guarantee human life a chance of survival.
ERKA, future salvation
The ERKA autonomous ambulance is designed with the future of mobility in mind in the busy city streets, plagued by traffic jams and shortage of parking spaces. The minds behind the concept design are Roman Ignatowski (transport industrial designer) e Maja Bryniarska (engineer, architect and industrial designer). The two imagine a self-driving ambulance powered by clean energy.
The ultimate goal is to have an autonomous emergency medical service that focuses on patient comfort and safety. The result? A compact ambulance that from design it looks like the direct evolution of a small transport car into a professional vehicle with all medical facilities.
The characteristics of an ambulance of the future
ERKA is equipped with 90 degree steering wheels which also serve as signal indicators for pedestrians. This ensures maneuverability in tight spaces and reduced parking spaces. For a smooth ride, the ambulance has a hydraulic suspension system and for easy accessibility, there is also a ramp. Inside there are screens to keep under control the patient's vital parameters who can count on a comfortable platform during the ride.
In the autonomous ambulance of the future, there is no shortage of solar panels
with a drone flying forward and over the traffic to clear the road faster.