While the rest of us struggle with bike chains and bike theft, the Japanese have already solved these problems with underground bike parking-lots managed by robots!
In the video below, a bike is placed onto an elevator and gets sucked into a shaft full of bicycle holders. A contraption neatly parks it until the owner comes back. Convenient, right?
Designed by engineering company Giken Seisakusho, the underground bike parking lots can store up to 204 standard bicycles and can park one in just 13 seconds. Cyclists can use the facility using a rental card that costs 1,800 yen per month (around $15).
The innovative technology has been in main cities like Tokyo and Osaka for a few years, but it’s only now that we get to see how this awesome system actually works.
Via Design Boom