Sharing Economy Welcomes New Player: Umbrellas

Sharing Economy Welcomes New Player: Umbrellas

UBC-Vancouver offers an easy-to-use, fully-automated umbrella borrowing service that costs nothing if you play by the rules

Leo Lutero
  • 30 september 2015

UmbraCity from the University of British Columbia-Vancouver is using automated kiosks and RFID umbrellas to make sure students don’t get wet under the rain. Borrowing an umbrella from them is simple. Just swipe an ID or card, grab and go. Returning requires just putting it back in the rack. The best part is, if you return what you borrow, the service doesn’t cost a dime.

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