Tuesday 7 March 2017 9:43 am

New Land Rover Discovery uses search and rescue drone technology to help Red Cross rescue missions

Check out this rather special version of the new Land Rover Discovery – for use by the Austrian Red Cross.

That's right, Jaguar Land Rover special vehicle operations has been beavering away on developing "Project Hero", involving search and rescue drone technology which can take off and land on the vehicle, even when it's in motion.

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When in the air, the drone can feed back live footage to emergency response teams.

The vehicle, on display at the Geneva Motor Show, was created to support Jaguar Land Rover's partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and will be trialled by their emergency response teams. 

They hope it should speed up times responding to disasters and help to save lives.