To promote the Peru-based University of Engineering and Technology’s capabilities, the first-ever billboard was created that produces drinkable water from the air. In Lima, despite atmospheric humidity being 98%, many suffer from the lack of potable water due to polluted wells and lack of rain. By tapping onto the air’s high amount of humidity, the billboard’s generators capture the humidity, does a ‘reverse-osmosis’, and turns it into purified water that is stored in tanks. Residents can then collect water from the billboard through the taps on its base.
Chinese e-commerce site YiHaoDian is launching 1,000 virtual supermarkets in vacant lots in iconic areas of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, which can only be seen with the YiHaoDian iPhone and Android app. Anyone using the app can see the 1,200 square meter stores on their phones if they’re holding it up in the right location–and purchase up to 1,000 food products that can be delivered in one to two days.
To showcase the road handling capabilities of the A4, Audi built this socially enabled, interactive installation to let people experience a mini version of the car. Passersby in Toronto had the chance to race one of 3 miniature Audis around a custom built racing track using an iPad to control the car. The iPad app was paired with an in-car camera which gave the driver the perspective from the driver’s seat, a first for this kind of installation.