VAL is a rapidly deployable system that allows for emergency responders to communicate after an earthquake has disabled traditional communication methods. Developed on the insight that current systems lack haste and coverage, VAL provides cities with affordable, scalable, fast emergency communication to support in search and rescue.
After a severe earthquake, it takes several days to set up a communications system for first responders. VAL can have responders communicating in minutes.
Computer vision allows VAL to navigate its surroundings and analyze an optimal landing zone.
Carrying case also servers as autonomous charging pad. Pads on the landing feet make contact with the conductive top of the case.