The technology on drones gets more and more enhanced which allows increased areas of application.
Now the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in cooperation with Land Rover modified a Land Rover Discovery (3.0-liter TD6 model) to carry the drone on its roof.
The first roof-mounted quadcopter idea wasn’t that easy to implement.
The SVO team created the world’s first magnetic retention of this “roof” kind and self-centering drone technology, which allows the drone to take off and land successfully while the Discovery is on the move.
The drone is capable of carrying 5,500 grams ( 12.12 lbs ) of weight, and that’s including all the batteries and mounted sensors.
It has a flight time of 20 minutes and a range of over 1km ( 0.6 miles ).
With infrared camera this drone features, it reduces the response time in disasters like landslides, earthquakes and floods.
This combination of vehicle and drone increases the chance of finding and rescuing survivors.
This is a great example for a very useful application of a UAV which will hopefully save a lot of lifes.