Schweeb all the way homeGoogle invests in a new kind of transportation from a company called Schweeb, The New York Jets offset Monday Night Football carbon emissions, and Volvo is working on a technology that hides a car's battery inside the body panels.
-Hey! I'm Mark Licea. And this week, Google's future of transportation, batteries built into a car's chassis, and the New York Jets offset Monday Night Football emissions. The Green Show starts now. Google sees a future where we get from one destination to another by peddling in a plastic pod monorail like contraption. The idea is from the company Schweeb and Google just announced that they are investing one million for Schweeb to test the technology in an urban setting. Schweeb hasn't announced where the first public transit system will be installed and apparently a lot of people are hating on the idea, who wants to ride in a small unsanitary pod or discomfort that gets you to your destination looking like you just finished spin class. And Volvo is working on a car battery that's built into the body panels. It's dubbed the Tomorrow Car and it's part of a Euro project by the Imperial College in London. The car's roof, doors, and hood are built with nanomaterials made of a thin and strong carbon that help power the vehicle. Volvo says that the battery charged through the body panels would give a range of around 80 miles. And if Monday Night Football didn't have millions of HD movies tuned in, it would be a lot more green than it is. But the New York Jets are helping offset the carbon footprint that is football. The team installed 3000 solar panels at their training center in Florham Park, New Jersey. They say it's the largest solar system installed at any National Football League headquarters. And Android users can reportedly help measure the amount of pollution in the air with an app. Now, this sounds way farfetched, but the app is called Visibility and it was created by computer scientists at USC. It let's take a picture of this guy and send it to the USC team where they enter in a special algorithm that uses the phone's location and direction. Camera quality and the time of day are all questionable factors, but more photos sent, should help create better data on air pollution areas. That's the show for this week. I'm Mark Licea. Thanks for watching.