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EHang joins international project to develop Air Ambulance

EHang joins international project to develop Air Ambulance
EHang joins international project to develop Air Ambulance. EHang announced
<p><strong>EHang announced that it has been selected to join&nbsp;Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use.&nbsp; Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (&ldquo;ICAO&rdquo;), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft.</strong></p> <p><strong>The&nbsp;Ambular&nbsp;project was the outcome of the ICAO&rsquo;s exploration of the future of aviation in late 2017. The ICAO recognized the possible use of AAVs for extremely rapid medical transport.</strong></p> <p><strong>As the first company in the world to launch and commercialize passenger-grade AAVs, which achieved a new milestone in the deployment and proliferation of Urban Air Mobility (&ldquo;UAM&rdquo;), EHang will contribute the necessary hardware (such as rotors and motors) to the&nbsp;Ambular&nbsp;project, thus driving &nbsp;research and development of the power component of the aircraft.</strong></p> <p>EHang&rsquo;s expertise and experience in using AAVs for emergency response is also expected to significantly accelerate development of the project. &nbsp;For example, in February 2020, EHang&rsquo;s two-seat passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216, served as an air ambulance to transport medical supplies and personnel to a hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak in China, which currently relies mainly on ambulances or helicopters. &nbsp;In line with the Company&rsquo;s focus on social responsibility, EHang continues to explore the use of AAVs to solve challenges in emergency response, such as flood rescue, forest firefighting and high-rise firefighting.</p> <p>EHang Founder, Chairman and CEO, Huazhi Hu said, &ldquo;We are excited to join the ICAO-supported&nbsp;Ambular&nbsp;project, where we can work with industry leaders to fulfill the mission of &lsquo;saving critical minutes&rsquo; in emergencies.&nbsp; This can demonstrate the great value of UAM to society. &nbsp;We see that UAM has the potential to materially improve transportation and have a positive impact on peoples&rsquo; lives. &nbsp;Safety, smart cities, cluster management and eco-friendliness form the fundamental tenets for a modern UAM ecosystem. &nbsp;The development of UAM systems will create a viable alternative to existing ground transportation.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information about the&nbsp;Ambular&nbsp;project, please visit the website:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=piB5xbhkfgahlbRlE8xRE305M4zN3aad9GCBR079PxC0HO4mDlbEGT2z6UiyKTiPGcYPK33FLW4KAWisl4S8_A==" target="_blank">http://ambular.org/</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://images.vfl.ru/ii/1598109465/f9046e10/31414560.jpg" style="height:337px; width:600px" /></p>
8/23/2020
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