Friday, August 24, 2007

2004 Jeep® Rescue

Designed for the most extreme situations and unforgiving conditions, the Jeep® Rescue concept is not only the ultimate type of search and rescue vehicle, it is the ultimate execution of a Jeep off-road vehicle.

Combining legendary Jeep off-road capability with state-of-the-art search and rescue technology, the Jeep Rescue is designed to reach areas in the harshest, most daunting mountainous and desert areas.

The Rescue can be configured to run almost totally “open,” with folding front windscreen and a retractable backlite, a sliding glass sunroof in front, a fold-forward canvas roof in the rear, plus, all four doors are removable.

The Jeep Rescue features an all-new body-on-frame construction with hydroformed frame rails and riding on a 2,062 mm (81.2-in.) wide chassis with 3,106 mm (122.3-in.) wheelbase and 940 mm (37-in.) diameter tyres. The front hydropneumatic suspension combines with the heavy-duty link-coil rear suspension to give the Jeep Rescue its solid footing on all terrain. The suspension has adjustable ride height and an additional 102 mm (4-in.) lift available for fording water.

The large diameter tyres feature an MTR tread and run-flat capability, negating the need for a spare. On-board tyre pressure control has the ability to “tune” tyre pressures for maximum traction on all surfaces.

Powered by a Cummins Diesel engine with massive power and torque – 239 W (325 hp DIN) and 814 Nm (600 lb.-ft.) – and featuring seating for five, the Jeep Rescue’s primary mission is rescue capability, and its list of rescue and safety equipment is impressive:

-AC electric power (10 kW) generation in the field
-3-D topographical mapping software and topographical navigation system
-Under-chassis, point-of-view cameras for avoiding danger in its path
-Passive, infrared (thermal) cameras for search and rescue
-Satellite telephone, VHF radio, digital video recorder with satellite transmission capability
-Retractable four-point harnesses for vehicle occupants
-Exterior perimeter lighting
-White LEV lighting for long-distance visual search and reduced power use
-Folding seats in rear compartment of vehicle
-Remote control winches – front and back

1 comment:

Charity said...

Green color for off-road vehicles especially Jeep is a beautiful color. Environment friendly for conditions it is bound to ride on. Jeep Rescue is a nice concept for a Jeep this good in performance.
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