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Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution: EHang

Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution: EHang
Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution: EHang. EHang announced launch of
<p><strong>EHang announced the launch of the world&rsquo;s first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution.&nbsp; Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, &ldquo;EHang 216F&rdquo; is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.&nbsp; This launch further demonstrates the Company&rsquo;s ability to commercialize its world&rsquo;s leading AAV technology platform to various practical applications, such as firefighting and emergency rescue. &nbsp;With hundreds of thousands of high-rise buildings in China, the Company believes the EHang 216F can become essential equipment for thousands of fire stations across China and eventually those around the world.</strong></p> <p><strong>At a recent global launch ceremony in Yunfu, China, EHang revealed the 216F and demonstrated its capability to extinguish a high-rise fire.&nbsp; With a maximum flight altitude of 600 meters, the 216F can carry up to 150 liters of firefighting foams and 6 fire extinguisher bombs in a single trip.&nbsp; The 216F uses a visible light zoom camera to quickly identify the location of fire; it then hovers precisely in position and uses a laser aiming device to fire (in succession) a window breaker, the fire extinguishing &ldquo;bombs&rdquo; and then a full-range spray of firefighting foam.&nbsp; Multiple 216Fs can be deployed to rapidly extinguish the fire.</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://images.vfl.ru/ii/1596357807/0b3708f8/31231834.jpg" style="height:343px; width:600px" /></strong></p> <p>EHang&rsquo;s Founder, Chairman and CEO, Huazhi Hu said, &ldquo;We are pleased to introduce the EHang 216F AAV aerial firefighting solution, which solves difficult challenges in high-rise firefighting. &nbsp;The high-rise fire use case highlights the practical application of our passenger-grade AAV platform to different smart city management needs. &nbsp;The potential of our intelligent AAV technology platform is boundless. &nbsp;We will explore and develop more aerial solutions and use cases to empower smart cities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Firefighting and rescue is a race against death. By taking advantage of the rapid response and centralized management of the EHang AAV platform, we can greatly improve the effectiveness of our efforts,&rdquo; said by Weiqiang Chen, the head of a fire station in Yunfu. &ldquo;EHang&rsquo;s intelligent aerial firefighting solution can effectively solve difficult problems in fighting high-rise fires.&nbsp; This complements existing firefighting systems and will improve society&rsquo;s ability to respond to emergencies.&rdquo;</p> <p>EHang 216Fs are expected to be deployed in urban fire stations to assist in firefighting within a 5km radius. &nbsp;EHang&rsquo;s autopilot and centralized management technologies enable a fleet of EHang 216Fs to be remotely dispatched for first response even before the firefighters arrive.&nbsp; This significantly shortens response time and can reduce casualties.</p> <p>High-rise fires are a growing problem around the world.&nbsp; The height of fire rescue ladders and the reach of fire nozzles are usually less than 50 meters, and their operations are often limited to one side of a building.&nbsp; Furthermore, because high-rise buildings are often located in urban centers, traffic can significantly lengthen response times.&nbsp; The intelligent aerial firefighting solution by EHang provides a better alternative for dealing with high-rise building fires. &nbsp;With the fully-equipped EHang 216F AAVs and the command-and-control system, this solution offers comprehensive services including investigation, firefighting, rescue and emergency management.</p> <p>Accelerating urbanization and building density are increasing fire hazards and creating more difficulties in firefighting. &nbsp;According to a survey by&nbsp;China Fire&nbsp;Magazine, 233,000 fires were reported nationwide in 2019, among which 6,974 cases happened in high-rise buildings with a year-on-year growth of 10.6%.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://images.vfl.ru/ii/1596357868/c63d2ab2/31231840.jpg" style="height:353px; width:600px" /></p>