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F1 team uses racing car tech to keep newborns safe in ambulances

F1 teams frequently put their engineering know-how to use outside the sport


A Formula One racing team is employing technology that helps racing drivers survive high speed crashes to create a new device that keeps newborn babies safe during emergency transportation. The device, known as the Babypod 20, is made from carbon fiber — the same material used in Formula One cars’ bodywork. It can withstand a 20 g-force impact and provides newborns with a secure, temperature-controlled environment for ambulance transportation. It was designed and built by Williams Advanced Engineering, an arm of the UK-based Williams F1 team, in collaboration with health ...

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First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 03:23 IST