The Ambulance of the Future: Vehicle Can Zip Through the Air at 288mph

It may look like something out of the sci-fi series X-Files, but this spaceship-like flying vehicle could very well be the ambulance of the future. Designed to speed to emergencies at 288mph, the JA1 Pulse has a target of reaching the scene within just 8 minutes. Although currently in its concept phase, it will be built to carry emergency equipment and one trained medical professional to remote and difficult to access areas of the countryside. The crew member will be both the pilot and the first responder. California-based Jump Aero, the company behind the project, has already been awarded a contract worth $3.6 million by the U.S. Air Force. It has also received a commercial order from Denmark-based Falck Ambulance Services and is hoping to produce the first prototype soon.