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  • Innovating New Road Safety Practices with Mapledown School – Custom Pelican Crossing System

    Innovating New Road Safety Practices with Mapledown School – Custom Pelican Crossing System

    22nd September 2015

    Automate Systems has recently completed a project in partnership with Mapledown School, a London school focused on educating pupils with severe and complex learning disabilities. A fully functional, scaled down, pelican crossing system was installed to aid the school in interactively educating their students about road safety practices. The following is taken from a conversation […]

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  • The Bionic man – Distant future? Think again.

    11th September 2015

    Can you ever imagine being paralysed? Not being able to walk at all for over 4 years? Mark Pollock had lost his sight in 1998 and subsequently went on to become an athlete, competing in endurance races across a variety of terrain. He was the first blind man to race to the South Pole, and won […]

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  • What's the point

    What’s the point?

    13th August 2015

    Whilst looking through the news last month I saw the miraculous feat of the New Horizons spacecraft reaching its destination, Pluto. A largely unknown entity, Pluto is 7.5 Billion Kilometres from Earth, that’s billion with a B, and it’s a big B in this instance. It took the spacecraft over 9 years to reach its […]

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    WiFi in the Sky?

    14th July 2015

    What is there to do on a flight? Not much right? Sit back and ‘enjoy’ the in flight entertainment that looks to have been installed in the early bronze age? Not anymore. Virgin America is launching improved WiFi on their planes as early as this year. Not primitive, 5 minutes to log into Facebook WiFi […]

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    Re-charging? That’s yesterdays news

    19th June 2015

    Fed up of fuelling your scooter? Move to Taiwan and get yourself a Gogoro. Created by two former HTC executives with $150m investment, Gogoro is producing the world’s first scooter with interchangeable batteries. The idea is that you have two rechargeable batteries in your scooter, when these are nearly empty you nip to a nearby […]

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