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Street pavements in Spain are going all high-tech these days after a Spanish company introduced a new method of integrating Wi-Fi hotspots into the roads. This new system called, iPavement basically works as sidewalk paving stones. But they also works as Wi-Fi hotspots, using the 5 GB microprocessor, which is located underneath the stone, that connects with mobile devices though WiFi and Bluetooth.
Each of these iPavement stones comes in the size of 40 x 40 x 7 centimeters. It gets powered by the hard-wired line, which also provides the internet access. It also comes with few integrated cloud-based apps including a digital library, maps that promote local restaurants, shops and other attractions, a music service, a coupon catalogue featuring local businesses and many more. Only problem with iPavement is that it only work between the temperature range between 10 and 45 ºC. It’s not a problem in Spain but for other countries, it might not work.
Although things could change in few years and the iPavement could even get more advanced with development. Only if things stay safe as the way it is. So keep in mind that if you happen to see someone stealing a pavement block, don’t just think he’s crazy, be sure to call the police.
[Via: iPavement embeds WiFi hotspots in the street Gizmag]
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