Here's a pretty cool design. It is essentially the intersection between a bus shelter and a giant air purifier. Have you thought about it? Papam! Cleaner and greener cities.
The smart bus stop is called CAPS 2.0: it is able to filter the polluted air and free it from the allergens present, killing viruses, bacteria and fungi in a few seconds.
Designed by Charis NG in collaboration with Sino Inno Lab e Arup, this “architectural” urban air purification system can be easily integrated into our bus stops, and is the paradigm of how we will be able to take better care of ourselves in the future.
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Eye, it is not a simple concept. In the first CAPS 2.0 tests it literally halved exposure to pollution, removed 99,95% of airborne allergens and killed viruses, bacteria and fungi in seconds!
The first prototype was built 6 years ago, in 2015. Today, the second generation system (patented) is looking for “host” cities that want to protect their citizens with advanced technologies of spatial filtration and sanitation.
Improved air quality will have a direct impact on the health of city residents, encouraging even more people to use buses and public transport, as it will offer them a healthier experience than other means of transport, including feet (for bikes). and scooters we are gearing up).
How CAPS 2.0 works, smart stop
CAPS 2.0 is essentially, as mentioned, a purifier that takes the form of a bus shelter in order to be able to suck in large quantities of surrounding polluted air. Create an air curtain at the bottom of the canopy, which shields people and simultaneously generates air currents within that space to purify the air. The polluted air is purified internally with a proprietary double filter technology.
What to say: CAPS 2.0 is one of those solutions that I call the "essential future". A “Smart city” solution par excellence, because it aesthetically adapts to urban architecture. It incorporates all the technological innovations in a modern and elegant design. Purification, sanitation, display, solar panels. And you can take shelter to wait for the bus!
It reminds me of the functionality Solar Veloroute. In that case, a cycle path incorporated photovoltaic systems capable of illuminating the path, powering the e-bikes and also the surrounding waiting areas.
The future I would like is this. It is the ability to connect like-minded authorities, designers and developers to introduce innovative solutions that greatly and simply improve daily life.