Challenge: Emergency Error Battle

Oö. Landes-Feuerwehrverband (AT), Rosenbauer International AG (AT), Ars Electronica (AT), g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)

1st place: FF Schenkenfelden 6:58
2nd place: FF Gaflenz 7:33
3rd place: FF Vorchdorf 7:34
4th place: FF Sonnberg im Mühlkreis 11:04
5th place: FF Kematen an der Krems 11:24
6th place: FF Oftering 11:34

In a future with a growing world population, with worsening climate change accompanied by a whole series of novel challenges, with so-called smart homes and other new technologies in use in everyday life, certain aspects of emergency service organizations’ mission and tasks will change accordingly. Rosenbauer, the world’s leading manufacturer of systems for firefighting and disaster protection, is facing these future issues now. The company presents newly developed technologies that will shape the future of firefighting and ultimately make it easier. An example is the concept study of a self-driving fire truck of the future, Concept Fire Truck (CFT), which will be presented. The development engineers focused on how the architecture of the vehicle is determined by future requirements for fire departments.

These developments also take social structures into consideration. What errors could possibly creep into the use of this technology in an emergency situation? Can natural human intuition be replaced by artificial intelligence? How can new technologies deliver support to existing, well-functioning team structures? What this future will look like is now assuming increasingly clear contours. In cooperation with the Upper Austria Regional Fire Brigade and g.tec Corporation, Ars Electronica and Rosenbauer invite festivalgoers to experience this future right up close, right now.

The big event highlighting the presentation will be a special CHALLENGE for VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES in Upper Austria. POSTCITY LINZ’s bank of spiral packet chutes will serve as the setting for this “Emergency of the Future.”

New technologies protect human lives

In cooperation with OÖ. Landes-Feuerwehrverband and Rosenbauer this year’s Ars Electronica Festival invites you to experience this future first hand.

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 there will be a CHALLENGE for fire brigades from Upper Austria in the POSTCITY LINZ called “Emergency of the Future” at the POSTCITY.

Challenge: Emergency Error Battle, Credit:
Challenge: Emergency Error Battle, Credit:


Day of Experience at Rosenbauer

You can win a Day of Experience at Rosenbauer, the world’s leading manufacturer of firefighting technology for firefighting and disaster control.

  • Exclusive visit of the Concept Fire Truck (CFT)
  • Guided tour of the headquarters of Rosenbauer in Leonding

Test Run for the Emergency Error Battle, Credit: Vanessa Graf


Participation: min. 9 and max. 15 persons from the same voluntary fire brigade until August 26, 2018.

Registration and weekly updated information about eventbrite:

For more information please contact:

Attention: Limited number of participants!!

Recommended preparation for the challenge: Fitness exercises, rescue exercises, interactive Playstation games, etc.…

Please bring: personal protective equipment and respiratory protection

Each participant will receive a free day pass for the Ars Electronica Festival 2018, free lunch incl. beverage voucher and a Rosenbauer starter package.

We look forward to participating in this year’s Ars Electronica Festival!

After a successful registration, more details about the Challenge will follow by mail.

Slide hall at POSTCITY Linz. Credit: Tom Mesic
Concept Fire Truck by Rosenbauer. Credit: Martin Hieslmair


In Cooperation with OÖ Landes-Feuerwehrverband and g.tec