Wi-Fi Flowers come to San Francisco

Toyota Prius WiFi flowers

Toyota Prius WiFi Flowers

Toyota’s Wi-Fi Flowers have come to the Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco. The purpose of the solar-powered artistic Wi-Fi installation, which was designed by Poetic Kinetics, is to promote the Toyota Prius by creating a large outdoor free Wi-Fi hotzone. If you look at the backside of the flower petals (see second photo), you will see small solar panels. I checked out the hotzone today and was impressed. The network is powered by Meraki and is quite fast. There are no annoying login screens. The comfy green seats have power plugs on the side so you can sit outdoors and get online. Since the weather in San Francisco right now is lovely (September-October is summer in SF), this is a great addition to the outdoor space of the Yerba Buena Gardens.

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Comments

  1. Arnon Kohavi says

    This is what the city of San Francisco should have done on the Embarcadero a long time ago! find a corporate sponsor, let him advertise on the flowers, allow the huge crowds that walk to ball games and those attending the farmers market to access wifi. Is that so difficult to comprehend?