Volkswagen Presents Six Emergency Vehicles at RETTmobil Exhibition

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It was last week at the RETTmobil Exhibition, a 3 day event which serves as a platform for businesses to showcase their products, held from the 11th to the 13th of May at the Messe Galerie in Fulda, Germany, when European car companies came to show off their emergency vehicles for the Emergency Expo.

Volkswagen was on form with six vehicles they had designed to take care of medical emergencies even including fires.

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The Passat wagon was one of the vehicles shown off, it was repainted in what appeared to be emergency colours, and also had an emergency light bar installed. The interior and suspension were modified to suit the car’s duties. It was also equipped with comprehensive driver assists. Not what you’d call an ambulance, but doctors can use it to store their equipment and get to where they’re needed.

The vehicle suited to be an ambulance was the Transporter T6, this had integrated lighting and sirens, as well as a helicopter detection, which is a real convenience in coordinating patient pick ups.

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Volkswagen also showcased the Touareg and Golf Alltrack command vehicles, both equipped with Sepura MRT Radios. The Touareg had the advantage of an event data recorder, which acts as a black box for cars.

But among the six cars, the Amarok emergency response vehicle may be the coolest. Because not only is it made to go off road, but thanks to its 250-litre water tank, it can also put out fires! It also comes with hydraulic drive, foam extinguishing system, and a bed cap.

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Volkswagen seem to have been more than ready for the Emergency Expo with vehicles which seem to be quite capable of fulfilling their duties as emergency vehicles.

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