Arrivals zero-emissions buses are designed for social distancing

June 23, 2020 by  
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U.K. startup Arrival has unveiled the Arrival Bus, an eye-catching electric bus crafted to not only improve public perception of public transportation but to also respond to health concerns in the coronavirus era. Engineered for flexibility and worldwide adoption, the Arrival Bus features wraparound digital screens for easy identification and flexible seating so that passenger capacity can be controlled to follow social distancing rules. The sleek design concept also allows for the installation of plexiglass dividers between passengers and no-touch stop requests via a smartphone app. Founded in 2015, Arrival champions itself as a producer of electric commercial vehicles designed to help cities meet their net-zero emissions targets worldwide. In addition to the new Arrival Bus design, the startup recently unveiled designs for its electric delivery vans. Although there are no Arrival products currently on the road yet, the company plans to deploy 1,000 Microfactories — low-footprint automotive production facilities with Arrival assembly technology — around the world by 2026 to build all of the electric vehicles in its portfolio.  Related: Designers propose sustainable housing in response to COVID-19 lifestyle changes “We are very excited to bring the Arrival Bus to markets around the world and make the passenger experience of bus travel a positive one,” said Ben Jardine, chief of product for Arrival Bus. “By working in partnership with businesses to develop the entire ecosystem around our vehicles, we are supporting their goals of making public transport appealing whilst achieving carbon neutrality.” Arrival plans to create an integrated public transportation ecosystem that not only includes buses but also cars for sharing, taxis, delivery robots and charging infrastructure. Arrival expects to deploy the Arrival Bus in upcoming months. The electric vehicles will be built in local Microfactories using modular construction for flexibility. The use of an aluminum chassis with integrated mechanical parts will also streamline the production process, while the minimalist interior design will make the vehicle easy to clean. + Arrival Images via Arrival

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The Mebotics Microfactory is a One-Stop Shop for Fabricating Anything

September 12, 2013 by  
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3D printing technology holds the amazing potential to change the way we make things – however most 3D printers are limited to creating objects out of plastic. Enter the Mebotics Microfactory , which it claims to be the world’s first machine shop in a box. The new Microfactory lets you 3D print to your heart’s content, but it also includes a mill to carve and etch different types of materials – including wood, metal, and printed circuit boards – into any shape you please. Read the rest of The Mebotics Microfactory is a One-Stop Shop for Fabricating Anything Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “Making” , 3d printer , 3D printing , Artisans’ Asylum , boston , CNC router , Creating Anything You Want , Creative Technology , Dremel , green tech , Hackers , hacking , linux , Maker Movement , makers , Making Objects , Mebotics , Microfactory , Nerds , News , Object Fabrication , PCB , printed circuit boards , Self-Built Tech , Smart Gadgets , Technology , wi-fi        

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Bjorke Arkitektur’s Trond Clubhouse Has a Comfy Lounge Made From Recycled Soccer Goals

September 12, 2013 by  
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The Trond Clubhouse by Bjørke Arkitektur recently received the 2013 Trondheim Architecture Award. The project was initiated and partly built by the local community, and it aims to establish a year-round meeting place for young people in the center of Trondheim. The jury awarded the project especially for establishing an informal meeting place, for local integration and for architectural quality in a low -cost project. The netting which is used in the “lounge” and the stair railing in the clubhouse is reused from football goals. The covered lounge area is used by youth as a local hangout spot. + Bjørke Arkitektur The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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Life-Threatening Floods Devastate Colorado, at Least 3 People Dead

September 12, 2013 by  
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Flash floods are sweeping across Colorado , washing out roads and cutting off communities. At least three people have been reported dead as a result of a devastating overnight storm that dumped over half a foot of rain across the region. Officials describe the situation as extremely dangerous and urge stranded residents to stay at home and conserve resources as search-and-rescue teams struggle to fix flooded roadways. Read the rest of Life-Threatening Floods Devastate Colorado, at Least 3 People Dead Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: boulder county , colorado emergency , colorado flood , colorado springs , dams , emergency , flooding , floods , front range , impassable roads , waterlogged soils        

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Ohio State University’s Psychedelic New Chiller Plant Earns LEED Silver Certification

September 12, 2013 by  
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