RT

Revolutionary Technology 

Revolutionary Technology - Hybrid municipal vehicles

For the RT, the developers at Rosenbauer didn't just improve what was already there, but instead reconsidered the entire fire truck concept. The objective was to conceive the future of firefighting vehicles. And this goal was achieved: The groundbreaking innovations make the RT the most modern emergency vehicle in the world.

Impresses with

  • High level of driving safety
  • Excellent driving dynamics
  • Extreme maneuverability
  • Innovative safety features
  • Fully networked

Revolutionary. In every way.

Hybrid drive

Electrical. And lasting.

The RT has a charging capacity of up to 150 kW, which means that the built-in batteries can be recharged in no time at all. This means that purely electric and therefore emission-free short-range operation is not a problem, even when used very frequently in big cities. Due to the built-in range extender, the RT can also run on diesel when needed, without any limitations.

Flexible charging

The batteries of the RT can be charged with three-phase alternating current (AC: 11 kW or 22 kW) from a high-voltage industrial socket, without the need for a special adapter. The high-performance high-voltage batteries also provide sufficient output for external consumers. Several external devices with a combined power consumption of up to 18 kW can be operated simultaneously via the power outlet.

Reduced emissions

When the vehicle comes to a standstill, the engine is automatically deactivated. The lighting and equipment are powered directly by the batteries. This greatly reduces the noise level at the scene of the emergency, making it easier for the crew to work, reducing stress, and benefiting nearby residents. The RT's electric drive is not only powerful, but also emission-free. The batteries ensure that no fuel is combusted while driving.

BODY CONCEPT

Revolutionary agility:
Unprecedented driving dynamics and driving safety

In the RT product line, the combustion engine has not merely been replaced by an electric one.
Instead, a completely new drive concept is revolutionizing the architecture of the tank firefighting vehicle, with numerous positive effects. The drive concept enables a lower center of gravity and a more balanced axle load distribution. This gives unprecedented cornering stability and thus reduces the risk of accidents.

Unparalleled maneuverability

Maneuverability is of the utmost importance for municipal emergency vehicles, especially in urban areas. With the RT, Rosenbauer engineers have pushed the limits of what is possible. No other vehicle with comparable extinguishing and transport capacities has such compact dimensions or an equally small turning radius.

PAYLOAD

Revolutionary ergonomics

The revolutionary vehicle concept of the RT offers both ergonomic and tactical advantages - for less physical strain on the emergency crews and for greater operational success.

  • Convenient entry and reduced strain when lifting
  • Minimized removal heights
  • Electric ladder lowering device

Variable rear loading space and deep equipment space

The position of the pump room has been moved forward in the RT, creating additional equipment compartment with a low loading edge in the rear of the vehicle. This results in even more storage space at a low height, with heavy equipment needing to be lifted less often.

CREW CAB

The cockpit and crew cabin were also redesigned to ensure the greatest possible interaction between the crew members.

Communicative cabin structure

  • The cockpit has a rotatable driver and commander seat.
  • The crew cab is not spatially isolated from the cockpit.
  • These two features enable a conference seating arrangement for improved communication.

Passive safety - the crew cabin

A completely new type of crew cabin with a rugged design ensures a high level of passive safety in the event of an accident.

Step-in instead of step-up

With a distance of just 260 mm between the road surface and the cabin floor in operational mode, it has never been easier to enter or exit a tank firefighting vehicle. The RT eliminates the need for fold-down steps, ladders and stairs. This reduces the risk of injury and long-term stresses on the emergency personnel.

OPERATION

With the RT, Rosenbauer is breaking completely new ground in order to make the vehicle's controls and firefighting equipment even safer and easier to use as well as to improve the coordination of the emergency crews.

Revolutionary operation: intuitive - digital - networked

The RT is at the center of its own communication system. This includes an autonomous W-LAN network, permanent connection to the operations control center and the EMEREC data center, and even the integration of drones for aerial image-based analysis of an incident. It also features intuitive, easy-to-use touchscreens. In addition to conventional switches, a customizable actuation button ensures maximum simplification.

Active safety - the assistance systems

Drivers of Rosenbauer's RT vehicles are supported by a large number of assistance systems that help avoid accidents in difficult situations.

  • Electronic rearview mirrors with a significantly increased field of vision, to eliminate blind spots
  • Full view to the rear thanks to an integrated rear-view camera and automatic object recognition

FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT

Especially in terms of firefighting equipment, each RT model can be individually tailored to the intended operational scope: The volumes of the water tanks range from 1,000 l to 4,000 l, those of the foam tanks from 50 l to 400 l. Both normal and combined normal/high pressure pumps are available. All available pumps can be operated either purely by means of the battery-powered electric motor or, especially in the case of longer operations, using the diesel-powered range extender.

Extinguishing technology in many variants.

Both normal and combined normal/high pressure pumps are available for the RT. They can also be fully operated in battery-powered mode.

Available pumps

 N25NH25N35NH35
Flow at normal pressure (10 bar / 150 PSI)2,500 l/min 500 gpm2,500 l/min 500 gpm3,500 l/min 750 gpm3,500 l/min 750 gpm
Flow at high pressure (40 bar / 600 PSI)-400 l/min 100 gpm-400 l/min 100 gpm
Suction lift3,0 m3,0 m3,0 m3,0 m

LIGHTING

Perfect illumination

A clear view around the fire truck is a basic requirement for successful and safe operation. The integrated high-performance LED strips with their powerful luminosity ensure shadowless illumination of the operating environment and, in many scenarios, even make a lightmast superfluous.

Cornering light

In addition, the cornering lights make it easier to see pedestrians when driving. This increases the protection of pedestrians and actively helps to reduce the risk of accidents on the way to the scene of the emergency.

Software for the RT

Digital solutions, tailored to the emergency services and the RT

This is what information technology is for: Thanks to the Rosenbauer EMEREC system, emergency crews are continuously fed the necessary data, such as incident reports, building blueprints, camera images, and much more. In addition, the emergency crews can communicate both with one another and with the operations center.

Constant updates

Rosenbauer customers benefit from constant innovations, even for existing vehicles. And the RT will get even better with every software update.

IT security

For Rosenbauer, safety is a top priority - in every area. This is why special attention was paid to ensuring that - as a fully networked vehicle - the RT also functions reliably digitally.