ABOUT US
ENGLISH | JAPANESE
EDV-01 Disaster Response Unit
INDUSTRIAL »

EDV-01 Disaster Response Unit

The EDV-01 is a disaster response unit developed by Daiwa Lease, first announced in January last year.

In an environment lacking basic infrastructure, two people can live comfortably for around one month with access to modern necessities such as water, electricity and communication equipment.

In the event of an emergency, the international standard size shipping container can be delivered via air, sea or land, and is usable immediately after installation. The outer wall of the container can be raised in approximately 260 seconds, creating a two-storey structure, with the kitchen, bath and toilet on the first floor, and the living space on the second.

"We're involved in building temporary housing, to aid people in emergencies. It takes a month before construction can start. After a disaster occurs, people have to work in a place without facilities for a month. So we thought about making structures that could be transported in an emergency and would enable people to live on site for a month. That's how we came to design this unit."

"To supply energy, there's a solar power system on the roof, and fuel cells underneath, which provide electricity using hydrogen. During the day, solar power is used, and at night, the fuel cells are used. A lithium battery is used to store the energy."

Satellite technology is utilized for communication, and the dry composting toilet breaks down waste without using water. There is also an 800L water tank, with the water usable in the kitchen and shower, and drinking water is stored separately on the second floor.

"Regarding drinking water, if a tank is left for a month, the water can't be used for drinking. So we've provided a machine that supplies water by using oxygen in the air."

"We'd like to get feedback from local governments and the Self Defense Force while we continue developing this. At present, we don't have any goal regarding sales."

"With two floors, it uses a lot of power. It also takes up a lot of space. So we'd like to reduce the size from the current 20 feet to 12 feet. We think it might be more practical to have just the fuel inside, while the work is done outside. So, we're thinking about a more compact size."

EDV-01 - Photo 1 EDV-01 - Photo 2 EDV-01 - Photo 3 EDV-01 - Photo 4 EDV-01 - Photo 5 EDV-01 - Photo 6 EDV-01 - Photo 7 EDV-01 - Photo 8 EDV-01 - Photo 9 EDV-01 - Photo 10 EDV-01 - Photo 11 EDV-01 - Photo 12 EDV-01 - Photo 13 EDV-01 - Photo 14 EDV-01 - Photo 15 EDV-01 - Photo 16 EDV-01 - Photo 17 EDV-01 - Photo 18 EDV-01 - Photo 19 EDV-01 - Photo 20 EDV-01 - Photo 21 EDV-01 - Photo 22 EDV-01 - Photo 23 EDV-01 - Photo 24 EDV-01 - Photo 25 EDV-01 - Photo 26 EDV-01 - Photo 27 EDV-01 - Photo 28
COMMENTS
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
RELATED VIDEOS

LOADING...