Smart City

Aspern Smartcity

Aspern, The First European Smart District

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 19.07.2013

Soon a neighborhood located in the North-East side of Vienna will become the most intelligent neighborhood in the whole Europe. We’re talking about the Aspern neighbourhood from the Donaustadt district, a place where the Siemens engineers will build a large urban development project that will cover 240 hectares and will host a multifunctional urban district. [...]

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Electric Buses Down The Streets Of Vienna

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 23.04.2013

The Vienna Municipality checked another goal for its eco-friendly public transport system. The local public transport local authorities are planning to operate two lines exclusively with eBuses by the middle of 2013.   The eBuses have driving and charging technologies supplied by Siemens, are extremely quiet and, be comparison to conventional diesel buses, they use [...]

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150 Years of Innovations Of The London Subway

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 16.04.2013

Eight platforms, tens of escalators, 470 surveillance cameras and over 200,000 passengers a day. This is how the King’s Cross St. Pancras subway station in London, one of the busiest subways in the whole Europe, looks like.   Call it a passenger that felt down the stairs, a broken light bulb on a platform or [...]

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The World’s First Bikers’ Drive-In, opened in Zurich

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 12.04.2013

Even if this Friday is a bit cloudy, you can take your bike for a spin. Even in your way to the office. If you’d be in Zurich (Switzerland), you’d be able to take your breakfast and a coffee on the go, at a terrace with drive-in for bicycles.   At the Velokafi you can [...]


How To Adjust The Home Heating System By Using Android

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 08.04.2013

Did you know that you can remotely control all the domestic equipments from home, only with your mobile phone? All you need is an Android powered smartphone or tablet PC and the HomeControl Siemens app installed.   This way, any user can finely adjust the energy used by thea heating systems, ventilation or the air [...]

Light out in Paris

Starting with 1st of July, The French Government Switches Of...

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 31.01.2013

Have you ever imagined a blackout in Paris? Starting with the 1st of July, you’ll see this with your own eyes. According to a new law announced by the country’s environmental ministry, all the stores and offices in the Hexagon will switch off the lights overnight, in an effort to fight the light pollution.   [...]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Trams

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 29.01.2013

1. The world’s first regular electric tram service using trolley poles has been developed by Siemens & Halske AG in May 1881. It went into service in Lichterfelde, a suburb of Berlin.   2. The trams can travel easier through heavy traffic than any other public transport vehicles.   3. The world’s first low floor [...]

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Oxijet cuts down half of the water you use in your shower ca...

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 24.01.2013

If you have ever felt sorry regarding the quantity of water you use whenever you shower, yet in the same time you’re not willing to install a low-flow showerhead, we have some good news for you. A company from New Zealand is about to launch the first aerated shower nozzle.   We’re talking about the [...]


10 Things You Didn’t Know About The E-Bikes

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 21.01.2013

1. An ordinary electric bike can travel with a top speed of 32 km/h using a single set of rechargeable batteries.   2. The world’s first e-bike has been patented on the 31st of December 1895, in US. It had only one gear and the electric motor had a power of up to 100 amps [...]


The QBeak Effect And The Environment

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 09.01.2013

The city car. Small, spacious, silent. Clean, electric, recyclable. These are, in few words, the advantages of the QBeak concept that the ECOmove engineers started to assemble in Denmark.   In more words, this little car can grab your attention instantly. Is as small as a Smart car, just a bit longer. Let’s say that [...]


Agritouristic Hotel Made Of Recycled Containers

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 07.01.2013

When you’re making organic food and you highlight a healthy lifestyle in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, is mandatory for you to have an environmentally friendly office. It is the case of the Tony’s Farm, one of the largest organic food producers in China, that work in an office made of recycled shipping containers. [...]

Paper Bricks

Spanish Invention: The Bricks Made Out Of Recycled Paper

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 21.12.2012

If you’re thinking of how much paper is used for printing inside the largest office buildings in Bucharest, that ultimately goes to the garbage bins, and then the paper packages that we throw away on a daily basis, you’ll get a clear picture of the dangerous potential that the paper wastes pose to our health. [...]

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The Tram Of The Future Will Operate Down The Streets Of Doha...

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 10.12.2012

Ultra-modern trams that travel without the need for overhead power lines and energy and water smart metering systems. This is what you’ll see in Doha (Qatar) starting with the fall of 2015. All the 19 trams already ordered in Doha are based on the Avenio platform and will be adapted in order to efficiently travel [...]

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Centipede Cinema In The North Of Portugal

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 23.11.2012

As you know, Guimaraes is the 2012 European Capital of Culture. A privileged status that gave the local authorities in this small city located in the North of Portugal all the freedom to redefine the local attractions, according to their will and environmental interests. One of their novel ideas that attracted hundreds of tourists so [...]


The Vehicle-to-X Road Traffic Revolution

Author: Hitechpedia   |   
Date: 21.11.2012

Whenever you go out in the city you want to know about the downtown traffic conditions in time. Which streets are empty and which are crowded. Where you can avoid traffic congestions. Whether you can go to work by car or by subway. If you arrive on time at the railway station in order to [...]