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>> A carbon fiber pod, designed to keep the most precious of cargos safe. Advanced Healthcare Technology, or AHT, asked William's Formula One team to redesign their baby pod to get newborn infants to hospital in one piece.>> And this challenge of providing a lightweight, strong pod to put infants in to be moved around.
It is absolutely the same challenge, virtually, as we're trying to tackle in the main chassis of a Formula One car. We need it to be strong, we need it to be light, we need it to be crash proof.>> The vacuum mattress cocoons the baby.>> Baby Pod 20 provides five layers of protection and does away with cumbersome incubators that need dedicated ambulances.
Now it can attach to stretchers in ambulances, cars, or even helicopters. And its carbon fiber shell can withstand a 20 g-force crash. Many innovations developed for Formula One racing have become standard on normal cars, a tradition Williams wants to continue.>> Motor sport has led a lot of the things that have appeared subsequently in mainstream automotive.
So I think a development around battery technology, around hybrids, around ABS systems, aerodynamics. We're trying to, in addition to bring it into automotive, trying to bring it into other fields as well.>> Baby Pod 20s are now being used by the UK's Children Acute Transport Service. Williams expects to make around 500 Baby Pods this year.