IEEE-USA’s new power and disaster relief vehicle paid a visit to the IEEE Operations Center as well as the IEEE Board meeting this past week in New Brunswick, N.J.
Pictured Left to Right: Howard E. Michel (2014 IEEE President), Karen Bartleson (2016 IEEE President-Elect), Barry Shoop (2016 IEEE President)
The MOVE (Mobile Outreach Vehicle) truck is designed to travel to communities hit hard by natural disasters and infrastructure failures to provide rechargeable power banks, real-time survivor information and Wi-Fi until regular services can be restored.
When the MOVE truck is not deployed for disasters, it will be used for STEM-related activities as well as public appearances.
The IEEE Foundation provided funding for the vehicle, which went into operation in March.