A 260 Km/h Ambulance

October 21, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Dubai is considering building the next generation of ambulances wrote Alex Davies:

  • The wealthy emirate is looking into Lotus Evoras and a pair of Ford Mustangs to act as emergency response vehicles.
  • With a top speed of 260 Km/h the “ambulances” should be able to get to the scene of incidents much quicker than typical vehicles.
  • Given that the cars don’t really have room to carry patients, they would instead be equipped with emergency medical equipment to stabilize patients until slower ambulances got to the scene.
  • Experts (sourpusses) point out that the money is being wasted entirely since after a certain point, response times actually matter very little in determining patient outcomes.
  • They also note that emergency vehicles travelling at several hundred kilometers per hour through a crowded metropolis could well create more patients than they help.

Read about the vehicles, what the government things, what the experts know, and more over here.

Source: Wired