Tag Archives: Elevator

Traffic Part II: Rules That Don’t Work

By | April 3, 2007

Traffic is all about rules. But which rules work, and which don’t? A smart planner will always be observing rules and seeing how they might work better. Lifts, for example, have never been optimized for how people organise themselves inside the lift. Buildings will often arrange lines for getting into a lift, but not for what goes on inside… Read More »

Using Technology To Spread The Load

By | May 2, 2005

Is this the future of shared machinery. BBC reports of a Spanish washing machine called “Your Turn”, which will not let the same person use it twice in a row. It uses fingerprint recognition technology to ensure the job of loading is not dumped on just one individual. Nice idea. But why stop at washing machines? Bathroom doors… Read More »