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ROBOTS ON 24-HOUR PATROL
Knightscope, a company based in Mountain View, California, has developed Autonomous Data Machines (ADMs), self-propelled robots designed to monitor public spaces where security is needed. ADMs combine predictive analytics with collaborative social engagement to predict crime, then wirelessly communicate real-time alerts of unusual or suspicious activity to Knightscope’s Security Operations Center.
Data is Never Big Enough
VIRTUALLY VISIT EXPO MILANO 2015
Visitors who can’t attend the World Expo in Milan, Italy, from May 1 to October 31, 2015, and anyone interested in discovering the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” can explore the exhibition site through a virtual online 3D experience. The virtual tour is complete with 360° high-definition views and sound effects. With exhibits from more than 140 countries, virtual visitors can learn more about sustainable nutrition.
CITIES BENEATH THE SEA
Tokyo’s Shimizu Corporation is working to create sustainable deep-sea living environments to capitalize on ocean resources and address concerns about rising sea levels and climate change. The concept includes “ocean spirals” to bring energy, food and water from the sea floor while processing carbon dioxide emissions. A floating base camp for 5,000 people will provide residential, office, research and recreational facilities that can submerge in bad weather.
PUBLIC TRANSIT MADE EASY
Helsinki is working to make it easier to travel the city without a car by providing instant information on the best public transportation options, updated in real time. The new smartphone app is designed to help travelers identify the fastest, most convenient route and can even be used to pay fares. City officials say they expect the app’s bundled fare discounts, flexibility and ease of use to provide stiff competition to the costly and less-ecological car.
Could mobility be viewed as a service ?
GOOD NEWS FOR ELEVATOR USERS
The average New Yorker spends 5.9 life years in an elevator. To cut numbers like these, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp has invented the first elevator that can move both vertically and horizontally. The MULTI elevator uses technology developed for Transrapid, Germany’s high-speed monorail. ThyssenKrupp predicts it will increase transport capacity by up to 50% while eliminating the vertical trips required to move from one building to another today. The elevator’s first test is planned by 2016.
ThyssenKrupp MULTI – the world’s first rope-free elevator system