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Mercedes Bus drives itself

Automated Work Part 4 – Transportation

Driverless Public Transit Vehicles – Thus far, in our “work automation” series, we’ve posted about factory and logistics mechanization,  self guided travel, and robotics in  health care. This post is completely transportation- specifically,  what’s new about your commute now? How will automation effect how we travel

Robots – in a workplace near you.

Here at the WorkSmith we’re excited by advances in manufacturing, advances in personal transportation and breakthroughs in automation. Factory Automation In this first of several posts on automation and robotics, we’re going to focus on aspects of Elon Musk’s recent release of his “Master Plan

Self Driving PRT Pod Heathrow Airport

PRT- Self Driving Travel Pods On Demand

Small Scale Rapid Transit: In a previous post,  we reviewed Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) options.  In comparison to larger heavy rail systems, Light Rail and Bus Rapid lines each can be less capital intensive, more people friendly, and spur nearby development. The

Hexicon Wind turbine power platforms in a wind farm

New wind farm designs can power the grid

New off shore wind technology can provide baseload electricity: Imagine a future where renewable energy comes from winds so strong and so constant, that it can replace what’s known as  base-load power. Ensuring the availability of base-load (always available) power to customers is critical to the historically

Automated Pollution Free Electric Ship

Crew Free, Pollution Free Ship

An Unmanned Electric Cargo Ship: Taking current technology to the extreme, DNV GL has developed a revolutionary concept for an unmanned, zero-emission, short sea vessel. ReVolt Autonomous Emissions Free Ship The ship is named the ReVolt, this vessel is 60 metres long and is fully battery

Project Frog Efficient Modular School

Too cool for sustainable school

Frog Design’s Modular, LEED certified school:  Frog is a company headquartered in San Francisco  doing innovative things with modular construction. No, scratch that. Project Frog is reinventing school construction. The firm is changing the nature of what we build, and how we build. Most of the

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