Everdrone, a company with an established history of collaborating with emergency responders across Sweden, Denmark, and the UK, has unveiled its latest E2 drone model. This advanced drone is specifically designed to address the urgent needs of emergency situations, aiming to reduce response times to an average of two minutes.
Building on prior partnerships with Region Västra Götaland, Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), and Hovedstadens Beredskab, Everdrone is enhancing its offerings. The firm has previously succeeded in integrating drone deliveries of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) into emergency response frameworks. Now, with the E2 drone, they aim to amplify their potential to serve.
The E2 drone's multifunctional design enables it not only to deliver critical medical supplies, such as AEDs, EPI pens, and anti-bleeding kits, but also to transmit high-resolution and infrared (IR) video in real-time. Everdrone CEO Mats Sällström highlighted the significance of the E2 drone's capabilities, emphasizing its potential to offer crucial, immediate information to Public Safety first responders.
One of the standout features of the E2 drone, and by extension Everdrone's First on Scene™ service, is its emphasis on speed. Recognizing that every second is crucial during emergencies, Everdrone's systems are designed for rapid deployment. Upon receiving an emergency alert, the E2 drone is capable of taking off in as little as 15 seconds.
The drone's performance isn't solely defined by its speed. The E2 boasts a high degree of autonomy, is equipped for all-weather operation, and integrates advanced safety features. Such robust design parameters suggest that Everdrone's service is apt for almost all European territories, potentially catering to over 99% of urban dwellers in the continent.
Everdrone's pioneering work in emergency response solutions is already recognized. Their First on Scene™ service, which uses drones to deliver AED units, has been successfully validated in Sweden and Denmark. Moreover, it's poised to be integrated into the services of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) in the UK.
Leigh Curtis, MBE, Executive Director of Service Delivery at KSS, expressed enthusiasm for the new E2 drone, noting its potential to augment their service quality. The combination of live-feed video and rapid emergency delivery capabilities can facilitate more effective preplanning and scaling of emergency responses.
Everdrone's collaboration with Clogworks has been instrumental in the development of the E2 drone system. The drone is available for orders as of today, with anticipated live operations commencing in Q2 2024.