SmartHalo is a biking system for urban cyclists that provides intuitive navigation and automatic tracking
SmartHalo is a biking device designed for urban cyclists with a range of useful features including a military-grade locking system, intuitive navigation, automatic tracking, and powerful front light. The smart system has a minimalist design, with different sections of the black circle lighting up and changing color to communicate information to the cyclist.
To show off its platform's searchability, Google Photos Food Truck rewarded participants who paid with prompted photo searches
Free food is always fantastic. This is why Google decided to offer pedestrians free munchies. However, Google wanted to add some fun by asking people to show photos of something specific in exchange; the photos serve as “payment” for the free food. And so, Google Photos, in collaboration with innovation studio Deeplocal, launched the Google Photos Food Truck challenge.
Victor Miron's Travel By Book Initiative incentivized commuters in Cluj-Napoca to read a book to help the city's literacy levels
While every piece of information you need can be found on the Web, there’s still nothing like reading a book. In Cluj-Napoca, a city in Romania, an initiative called Travel By Book was launched to help promote and encourage public commuters to read a book while riding the bus, tram or trolley. If they do, their ride is free.
The automotive leader patents a concept for autonomous cars with front seats that can face backward, opening up the cabin for work or play
Piggybacking on innovations in driverless cars, Ford has announced a patent application for a new passenger area featuring front seats that can turn to face backward. This gives the cabin a feel more similar to a family living room than the automobiles we’re used to riding in.
Based on your GPS location, Citymapper tells you the train spot that will most quickly get you where you're going
Citymapper added a new feature to help optimize train travel. The application will give a suggestion of the best location on a train—the front, middle or back—to sit in based on where the passenger plans to disembark.
Corredor Cultural Chapultepec is a pedestrian-only overpass that could forever change a road whose history dates back to 1532
Mexico City may soon host an innovative solution to both its traffic and pedestrian traffic with an elevated park and walkway located above the Avenida Chapultepec. The 0.8-mile walkway, Corredor Cultural Chapultepec, would form a structure similar to the upper deck of a two-level traffic bridge, and consist of a set of walkways, bike paths and parks.
BLIP Systems' beacons will provide up-to-date wait times for baggage check, ticket lines, and taxis
Travelers in New York’s JFK airport with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals can now get up-to-the-minute updates via time stamps on beacons spaced throughout the facility. The beacons, installed by BLIP Systems, give and receive a two-way time stamp to help mitigate travel-related migraines.
Featuring 44 of Google's 90 browser languages, Google Translate for Android Wear bridges the language divide for travelers
Google Translate has arrived for people with Android smart watches. Using the voice-to-text command, a wearer can say in their language what they’d like to communicate, choose another language, and hear their request as translated into that tongue, this from two paired languages of the user’s choosing. Digital readout on the wrist will provide the same words in written form to help with the exchange.
Cochin International Airport expects elimination of 300,000 metric tons of carbon emissions over next 25 years
In a move that further serves to establish solar as the rising renewable energy source, the Indian state of Kerala has set up Cochin International Airport to receive power solely from a nearby solar farm.
The Future Truck 2025 forecasts a less demanding long haul
Consumers have been watching news about driverless cars for a few years now, eagerly anticipating the road trip where everybody gets to stare out the windshield and watch the world go by. But no consumer has watched driverless tech as closely as shipping companies, for whom the arrival of a delivery truck with no driver will herald fundamental changes to the nature of their business. Which begs a relook at Mercedes Benz‘ Future Truck 2025 prototype.
Perfect for those who love the outdoors, Paxis makes use of a swinging pod that docks at your midriff
It’s quite inconvenient to remove your backpack completely just to be able to rummage inside it. If you’re wearing a Paxis, however, this hassle will be a thing of history. Paxis was designed to allow any backpacker to have quick access to a backpack’s contents through the magic of ARC swing technology.
If tech analyst Trip Chowdhry's predictions hold true, iWindshield may be coming to a car near you
Apple could soon enter the market with a new heads up display (HUD). According to tech analyst Trip Chowdry, the infotech giant might be putting many of the concepts used in Google Glass into a car windshield display that includes both car performance information and augmented reality like GPS .