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Drone ambulance could be a life-saver

|8 January 2017|

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)capable of carrying people could soon be on the front line saving lives in emergency situations.

Dubbed the flying car – the drone, named Cormorant, is being developed by Urban Aeronautics. Built to operate close to the ground and inside obstructed terrain, in environments previously inaccessible to existing aircraft, Cormorant successfully completed a test flight in November.

The company’s founder Rafi Yoeli said: “This flight paves the way forward for the immediate evolution of Cormorant from prototype to near-term production and ultimately commercialization of this groundbreaking technology – for broad applications and markets. This is the most exciting time in the Company’s history and we look forward to accelerating our progress now that the technology is fully proven.”

Urban Aeronautics will continue to improve and enhance Cormorant with the goal of having it on the market by the end of the decade.

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Iain is an experienced writer, journalist and lecturer, who held editorships with a number of business focussed publications before co-founding and becoming editor of Innovators Magazine. Iain is also the strategic director for OnePoint5Media.

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