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Current Volkswagen Amarok is known as one of the toughest and capable pick-up trucks built in Europe. The four-wheel drive German truck was transformed in a rescue vehicle for Surrey Search & Rescue (SurSAR) and will help provide lifesaving service transporting its team and equipment through England’s most densely wooded county.
 
The organisation opted for the Volkswagen Amarok as the ideal solution to replace its long-standing 4x4. Specialising in the rescue of missing people, SurSAR covers large areas of wilderness on a day-to-day basis, and required a vehicle that could perform on all terrains.
 
Working as SurSAR’s initial response vehicle, the Amarok carries essential medical equipment and is fitted with the latest GPS tracking technology. 
 
An innovative feature of the SurSAR Amarok is a large TV monitor installed on its custom hardtop, which can connect to one of the team’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The screen provides the team with real-time information relayed from the UAV to give an airborne view of the area, allowing them to look for any changes in terrain or colours that may indicate a missing person below. When on the road the screen flips up for unobstructed driver visibility. 


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