TAG: Subways

Power from the Subway

Power from the subway

Many of us who use public transportation such as trains at some point or other have experienced the sudden gush of air when a train enters the tunnel. But Singularity Studio feels creative about this unused air pressure inside the tunnel and they have come up with a new tile prototype which turns this pressure into useful renewable energy. This prototype is named Transducer Tile and does an amazing job converting the pressure into power by a simple mechanism. The modest design is made up from readily available elements. A transducer tile consists of a micro wind turbine. The blade is rotated by the… read more

Underground Access Please

Unused subways

Since the invention of automobiles, public transport has declined, even though the need for it remains. Accompanied by ever-accessible highways and interstates, cars have lead to empty subways. Many abandoned subways lie beneath cities today, unbeknownst to some residents. Obviously this is not a problem to those who drive cars but there are still people who either can’t drive or choose not to. And not everyone wants to commute by bus or transit. This is why pedestrians and cyclists would benefit from the creation of lanes separate from major roads, allowing them access to important areas within their city without… read more