In Japan, underground storage facility keeps bikes safe
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When it comes to bicycle safety, we've seen innovations such as glow-in-the-dark models to maps detailing the best cycle routes, but security is still lagging behind. In Japan, the ECO Cycle is a solution that stores bikes underground to stop them from being stolen. Cyclists can pay to store their bike, which when placed into the correct position on an overground kiosk, is taken underground. Complex mechanics are able to grasp the bike using robotic arms that do not damage the metalwork and assign them to one of 200 slots. Users are given a ticket that is swiped in order…
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