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
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
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
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
Prieto’s No Liquid Electrolyte Battery: Advances in battery energy and safety are critical, as lower priced energy storage is going to be an increasingly significant part of our energy delivery systems. Already, the price for a kilowatt hour of electric cars has been reduced significantly
Package Delivery adds electric vehicles: The CEO of FedEx, Fred Smith, spoke to NPR about the roller coaster price of gasoline and its unpredictable effect on his firm’s bottom line. Given that Federal Express was founded just before the 1973 Arab Oil embargo, Mr.