Fulda is preparing for a big influx of visitors to RETTmobil, the
leading European trade fair for emergency services and mobility, which
will take place from 11 to 13 May 2011. This annual show is a magnet
for emergency service workers, paramedics and firefighters, as well as
for public authority, local government and trade association personnel
looking to learn more about the latest developments and technology in
the emergency services sector.
BMW is a regular exhibitor at RETTmobil, where it presents its new
developments and displays its latest emergency vehicles, all of which
are based on current BMW vehicles.
The BMW Group draws on decades of experience in developing and
building emergency vehicles for both German and international fire and
emergency services. The special-purpose equipment features are
designed and integrated in close cooperation with specialists from the
relevant authorities and institutions. The BMW Group is a committed
partner of such organisations, contributing innovative technology that
helps them cope with the wide range of challenges in the fields of
firefighting, hazard control, emergency assistance and safety.
As well as offering technologically superior special-purpose
equipment, the current BMW vehicle range for this sector also sets
standards with a host of hallmark brand attributes: all BMW emergency
vehicles boast outstanding efficiency, superior power and performance
and uncompromising safety, along with reliability unrivalled even by
other premium-segment products.
As a world-leading trade fair for the civil protection sector,
RETTmobil 2011 is a public showcase for the latest technology in the
fields of emergency services, technical assistance and fire and
disaster control, and provides an international forum for experts from
around the world to exchange their know-how.
Extensive model range caters for every contingency.
With the emergency vehicles they are displaying at RETTmobil, BMW and
BMW Motorrad are presenting an up-to-the-minute window on the
extensive range of models they offer in this sector. This broad
selection of products and technologies caters fully for a wide range
of emergency service requirements in the fire and emergency services sector.
The diversity of the vehicle range also makes it possible to respond
flexibly to new requirements. All BMW emergency vehicles are available
with special-purpose options which are integrated in the vehicle right
from the development stage, in accordance with BMW factory standards.
BMW emergency vehicles: integrated development ensures
For more than 50 years, working with national and international
public authorities, BMW has developed emergency vehicles that have
always been at the cutting edge and that offer maximum safety,
cost-efficiency and innovation, adapted to the relevant local
regulations and requirements. Provision for the installation of
special-purpose equipment on these vehicles is engineered in right
from the start of the development process, and production takes place
in parallel with production of regular series models. This ensures the
highest standards of quality and functionality.
A particularly good example is the integration of the special signal
system into the BMW iDrive control system already used on regular BMW
production models. That means this warning system can be operated
intuitively using iDrive, just like the navigation system and other
comfort functions. It is controlled using the Control Display in the
instrument panel, the Controller and the specially configured direct
selection buttons on the centre console.
This feature will go on show at this year’s RETTmobil in a new
BMW 5 Series Touring.
Please find attached the complete press kit for download.