Hosting Olympics Games is a matter of great pride for nations, as it’s the platform where the best of human skills and talent is displayed to a global audience. 2020 Olympics is being hosted by Japan, and while several events will be held all throughout the country, the primary location will be Japanese capital Tokyo. This time Japan promises a futuristic experience to athletes and visitors alike, with a host of services being managed by advanced technology systems and robotics. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a first-of-its-kind experience and it will also showcase Japan’s technology prowess. Here’s a quick look at 5 amazing technologies that will be deployed at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
100% renewable energy: Olympics games cause a significant spike in energy consumption, but this time, Japan is not giving any chance of complaints to critics. That’s because all the stadiums and athletes’ village for 2020 Olympics will be powered by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. This will ensure that 2020 Olympics will have no adverse effects on the environment.
Medals made from old mobile phones: Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be delivering an important message about recycling. This will be achieved with Olympics medals that have been forged using metal derived from old mobile phones. Every mobile phone has gold, silver and copper in small amounts, which will be extracted from thousands of phones to make the Olympic medals. Around 5,000 Olympic medals will be created with this recycling approach. People have already started contributing and have donated more than 80,000 phones and other digital devices. Another noteworthy approach is that around 99% of goods used during Tokyo 2020 Olympics will also be reused or recycled.
Driverless taxis: Finding a taxi to reach the venue will not be a problem, as driverless taxis will be made available to passengers. The entire process of boarding the driverless taxi and paying the fare has been simplified through the use of smartphones and mobile app. Passengers can use their smartphones to unlock the door of the driverless car and pay the fare. People are already getting excited about the experience of travelling in a driverless car at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Solar roads: Japan has installed solar panels on roads and covered them with a layer of resin, so that traffic can move smoothly without any issues. And the roads with the solar panels continue to generate electricity as long as the sun shines in the sky.
Robot assistants: To help visitors understand Japanese, advanced robots will be installed at various locations to translate Japanese into foreign languages. This will be really useful, as Olympics are attended by visitors from all over the world. Some special robots will also be assisting the elderly and people with disabilities in carrying their luggage.
These technologies won’t be limited to Tokyo 2020 Olympics. These technologies are expected to go mainstream, not only in Japan, but globally as well. So, if you want to experience how advanced technology will transform cities in the future, we suggest you start planning for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.