What gets us through our greatest emergencies?
Google is preparing for the next hurricane, blackout, or other large-scale disaster. The Emergency Communication Pod is designed to restore communications capabilities anywhere networks have been disrupted by a major event. It is a lightweight, waterproof, mobile unit with solar panels that can also be powered by battery, grid, or generator. By charging 80 cell phones and devices at once while serving as a WiFi hotspot and providing HD broadcasts on a sheltered public monitor, the ePod can keep people in touch in our times of greatest need. The ePod can also be connected to others in a network.