The BMW Welt has setup a special section for the BMW i sub-brand and its fleet of i3 Emergency Vehicles. BMW is offering the world’s first premium vehicle designed from the start for solely electric mobility, featuring a range of optional extras specifically aligned to the requirements of emergency forces – police departments, rescue services and fire departments.
Authorities from around Europe – Bavaria, Milan, Los Angeles and London – have recently added the first BMW i3s to their emergency vehicle fleets. Depending on the area of use, the vehicles are provided with the corresponding design foils and roof bars.
A special signalling system, front and rear flashers as well as pressure-chamber loudspeakers ensure that other road users are warned in good time when the BMW i3 is on an emergency assignment. The range of equipment also includes a preliminary setup for digital radio.
Moreover, thanks to a permanently installed SIM card, it is possible to make use of intelligent networking technology inside the BMW i3 to make work easier for emergency personnel. The ConnectedRescue system, which is based on BMW Connected Drive, offers the optional possibility of transmitting from the control center to the vehicle all important information – including address, reason for assignment and contact person – clearly and intuitively operable and readable.
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[Photos: Christian Stampfer]