“ERROR – the Art of Imperfection” was the theme of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival, the world’s largest art, technology, and society event with a unique gathering of creators, media artists, technologists, scientists, researchers, companies, and start-ups. The festival was held from September 6-10 in Linz, Austria.
An error as a deviation from the norm does not always have to be interpreted negatively. It can also be seen as an engine for society, as an incentive and impetus for new things. In most cases, however, errors do lead to difficulties. Accidents, fires, natural disasters – all of these events can be considered as the results of mistakes in everyday life, as unwanted interruptions of a planned process. In this respect, emergency response organizations are confronted with errors in our environment and society every day, and must spontaneously adapt to the most difficult situations.
Focus Topic “The Future of Helping”
In this context, “The Future of Helping” was one of the festival’s core themes. By constantly engaging with the challenges of the future and through the continuous development of new possibilities and technologies, Rosenbauer enthusiastically presented its latest innovations and concepts to a broad audience.
CFT @ Ars Electronica Festival
Current social and technical changes such as climate change, urbanization, demographic changes, digitization etc., will also affect fire departments’ organization and technology (Details Firefighting Trendmap).
The Concept Fire Truck (CFT) gives initial answers to the questions of the future. In addition to the numerous innovations, the concept study is characterized in particular by its innovative vehicle architecture, which could only be realized through the use of electric drives. These bring with them excellent ergonomics, highest functionality and safety, high loading volumes with compact dimensions, as well as one-of-a-kind driving performance and agility. The 18-ton vehicle is equipped with a Rosenbauer NH35 pump and a 1200 liter water tank and reaches a top speed of 110 km/h with a drive power of 350 kW. The interior can accommodate seven people.