In september this year an experimental free shuttle service featuring electric, driverless busses launched in Lyon, France, the first of its kind in the world! The bus transport 15 people at the same time and are run completely autonomously and don’t have pedals or a steering wheel, though for now each have a human operator on board.
It features a 1,350 meter (about .8 mile) route with five stops around the neighborhood Confluence in the French city, and can drive up to 45 kilometers per hour.
The autonomous equipment on every shuttle includes LiDAR, sterovision cameras, GPS and motion sensors to prevent running into pedestrians.(LiDAR is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances) to the Earth.)
Eating too fast leads to poor digestion and poor weight control. The HAPIfork, powered by Slow Control, is an electronic fork that helps you monitor and track your eating habits. It also alerts you with the help of indicator lights and gentle vibrations when you are eating too fast. Every time you bring food from your plate to your mouth with your fork, this action is called: a “fork serving“. The HAPIfork also measures:
* How long it took to eat your meal.
* The amount of “fork servings” taken per minute.
* Intervals between “fork servings”.
This information is then uploaded via USB or Bluetooth to your Online Dashboard on HAPI.com to track your progress. The HAPIfork also comes with the HAPIfork and HAPI.com apps plus a coaching program to help improve your eating behavior.
HAPIfork is a connected smart fork which lets you adopt healthy eating habits:
Eat at the right time
Eat at the right pace: not too fast
Follow a coaching program
Share with the community
Patents: The technology is covered by four patents
Measure of hand-to-mouth movement
Specific mechanical cooperation between the electronic key and fork
“Using the Smartmarker, everything you write, draw, and present can be instantly stored and shared. This enables you to connect with meeting attendees all over the world who can experience the meeting in real time. When the show’s over, the saved details can be uploaded to the Equil app and distributed among students, colleagues, customers, and more. Simply pop in the traditional whiteboard marker of your choice, attach the sensor to the surface, and begin writing.”