From: "Porsche"  
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 14:06:41 +0200 
Subject: Press-Information 

Cayenne also brings rescuers to difficult terrain

Stuttgart. One of the fastest emergency vehicles, fully suited for rough
terrain as well, has been developed in Zuffenhausen. With laborious hand
work, 15 trainees of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart have converted
the sport utility vehicle Cayenne S into a very modern deployment vehicle
for rescue workers. The prototype will be employed by Health and Safety  

The interior of the original production vehicle from the first Cayenne
generation was completely modified. The rear seat and passenger seat had to
give way to an aluminum frame construction, onto which the stretcher can be
slid through the tailgate of the vehicle. A seat for the emergency doctor
was set up adjacent to the stretcher. The modified Cayenne S provides the
doctor with highly modern medical equipment for administering first aid to
the patient. Among other equipment, an EKG with a defibrillator (an
electroshock device for treating patients with ventricular fibrillation),
an electrical suction pump, an emergency backpack and various rescue tools
are included.

The maneuverable vehicle considerably improves the chances for rescue in
difficult terrain. Thanks to a permanent all-wheel drive with reduction
gears and a locking central differential, a versatile off-road chassis and
high ground clearance, the vehicle also reaches remote locations off the
beaten track and can handle slopes of up to 45 degrees. A further advantage
is its air suspension including the Porsche Active Suspension Management
(PASM) adaptive dampening system - this permits especially careful
transport of patients.

The idea for the concept of the Cayenne emergency vehicle came from Porsche
Health Management. The industrial physicians have given the trainees the
task of building four emergency vehicles, which are destined for the
Porsche plants in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen and Weissach in Baden-W├╝rttemberg
as well as the Leipzig plant. The Cayenne will also be stationed at the
Porsche test track in Weissach.

Porsche trainees have since gained extensive experience in equipping
special vehicles. Six Cayennes have already been prepared with different
equipment for use in fire fighting, plant security and Health and Safety
Services. "Every vehicle is unique with very special solutions. These
special projects permit cross-divisional teamwork with the experience of
mechanical designers, electronic specialists, vehicle mechatronic
specialists, vehicle equipment assemblers and painters. The challenging
task which requires the greatest handworking skills and precise work,
motivates the young men and women," Porsche Head of Training Dieter Esser
said. The special attraction is the production of a product which is
extremely useful instead of practical experience in purely didactical way.

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