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Tokyo’s Robotic Bike Parking Garage

Written by: zenical on 13 September 2008 at 12:29 pm One Comment

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Many people in Tokyo of Japan cycles. And it’s MANY! So many that the bike parking garage is awesome.

One example of many bikes in Tokyo

The gigantic, robotic, underground bike parking garage utilizes RFID. People drop off their bikes at the garage, where a robotic arm reads their RFID card to identify it. It then brings the bike to its designated parking spot among thousands of other bikes stored there. At the end of the day, a swipe of the card brings the bike back to the surface in about 10 seconds.

And all this for around 18 dollars. What technology. I wished Singapore has such a fantastic system T_T

Source: Gizmodo

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  • bluesnow said:


    And that little kid running at the end was cute haha.

    Its a shame I live in an area where you can’t bike even for leisure let alone transportation. The way the roads are they’re too narrow and have too much traffic, and so curvy that you’ll get run over easilyXD Many roads are actually illegal to bike ride on for that reason. That and since its a more rural area~ any place you could want to go it usually way to far to go by bike~ My uni does have a small bike lock place outside of each building… maybe enough for 4-5 bikes… But I never see more than one.


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