Auto retailer Toyota is teaming up with Saatch & Saatchi to equip its Land Cruiser cars in Australia with a portable vehicle network Wi-Fi hotspot that can be used in emergency situations. The device is designed specifically to provide a method of communication in the outback where there is absolutely no cell coverage. The slender cylindric hotspot can be used to channel a signal if one is needed.
The unit is a small and compact capsule that hooks up to the vehicle in the truck to provide an ad hoc wireless network. It can be used to receive Wi-Fi, radio waves and more allowing passengers to communicate to smartphones, computers or even make calls. The hotspot provides a range of 150-miles.