This is Red Ladybug Off-road Fire Truck from Japan’s Morita Group. When it comes to emergency response, no one knows it better than the Japanese. Thus, you can trust Japanese designers to come solutions that will enable first responders to respond the inevitable efficiently. The Red Ladybug is one such solutions. Designed as a multi-purpose first responder vehicle for disasters like earthquake, typhoon, landslide and more, Red Ladybug is highly maneuverable through unforgiving conditions, so that first responders could lend help to places isolated by natural disasters.
Its compact form measures just 3,450 mm long and 1,760 mm wide (11.3 x 5.77 feet), and it has a cabin that can accommodate up to three first responders, including the driver. A roll cage is built into the cabin to ensure the occupants’ safety while the rear bed can be fitted with customized unit to suit the operation’s nature, including outfitting with a remotely operated drone to help in disaster area surveillance. The vehicle itself can wade through up to 40 cm deep water and it is outfitted with a tow with 748 kilograms (about 1,650 lbs) tow capacity, while the front gets an electrically operated winch capable of reeling in up 1,814 kilograms (or approximately 4,000 lbs).
Last but not least, the suspension is rigged to handle the rough terrains, but remaining perfectly suited for on-road traveling. Morita Group’s Red Ladybug Off-road Fire Truck was recently awarded Good Design Award 2018.
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Images: Morita Group.