Inhabitat's Week in Inexperienced: BMW's automotive of the longer term, and extra!

Inhabitat's Week in Green: BMW's car of the future, and more!

What if putting in photo voltaic panels have been as straightforward as rolling out a carpet? That is the promise of the Roll-Array, a strong, versatile photo voltaic system that may be arrange in two minutes flat. In the meantime, Deltec has launched a line of photo voltaic-powered prefab houses that begin underneath $one hundred,000, and we noticed a tremendous teardrop trailer that may function utterly off-grid because of roof-mounted photovoltaics. In different constructing know-how information, Boeing debuted a brand new self-cleansing airplane rest room that makes use of UV mild to obliterate germs.

What is going to automobiles appear to be in one hundred years? BMW simply unveiled the automotive of the longer term: a form-shifting dream full of synthetic intelligence and autonomous know-how. Talking of the longer term, a brand new plan might convey the primary working Hyperloop to 3 European cities, lengthy earlier than the know-how reaches the US. The Tesla Mannequin S is among the hottest zero-emission automobiles available on the market, however a person in Singapore was simply slapped with a $15,000 carbon emissions fantastic for importing one. Why? It seems Singapore tracks the supply of the power used to cost electrical automobiles. And Norway introduced plans to take a position virtually $1 billion to construct 10 bicycle superhighways.

Streetlights keep on all night time and eat a number of power, which is why Las Vegas is upgrading to new LED lamps which might be powered by the solar. In different design information, a revolutionary new graphene water filter removes micro organism and viruses 9 occasions quicker than something available on the market. Abu Dhabi celebrated the launch of the world’s first farm that may develop each gasoline and meals within the desert. And a London Toy Retailer unveiled a big LEGO Iron Man constructed from one million bricks that weighs over a ton.