caption Shake Shack’s Astor Place location already has ordering kiosks. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Shake Shack plans to test its ordering kiosks at more of its restaurants across America, it said during its second-quarter earnings call on August 2. Shake Shack opened its first cashierless location in New York City in October. The intention was to move toward cashless stores with digital-ordering and payment systems. By mid-2018, the fast-casual burger joint had abandoned these plans, in part because of customer backlash. It now plans to test automated kiosks in conjunction with cashiers. We visited the cashless Astor Place Shake Shack location and found the experience to be much easier than the reviews made it out to be. Shake Shack has shared more about its plans to grow its fleet of ordering kiosks in its restaurants across America. In late 2017, Shake Shack set out to go cashless, opening its first kiosk-only location … [Read more...] about Shake Shack is testing its high-tech ordering kiosks in more restaurants across the country. Here’s what they’re like to use.
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By Allan Woods Quebec Bureau Wed., July 11, 2018 MONTREAL—Add the Montreal neighbourhood of Outremont to a small global club experimenting with optical illusions to increase pedestrian safety. On Tuesday of this week, at a busy intersection that includes a popular theatre and two bustling restaurants with patios, a crew arrived to repaint the crosswalk. But instead of simply freshening up the old white zebra crossing, they added new lines and shades of colour. The end result makes it look as though white rectangular blocks were somehow hovering in the air, at least from the angle of approaching drivers — which is the only angle that counts for this particular pilot project. The goal is that complacent drivers who might encroach on the crosswalk or be distracted by the crowds gathered on either side of the street are shocked into awareness and pressing down on the brakes by this three-dimensional illusion. “In the last few years there had … [Read more...] about Montreal 3D crosswalk experiment messing with drivers’ minds to increase pedestrian safety
LOME: In a consulting room in Togo's capital, Lome, Geraldo Emmanuel — handicapped since birth six years ago — waits patiently on a bed while a digital scan is taken of his right leg. Thanks to new 3D technology, he may be able to walk normally within a few months. "The child walks on his toes so I'm scanning his leg so we can make him an orthotic using a 3D printer," said Enyonam Ekpoh, from Togo's national orthopaedic device and physiotherapy centre (CNAO). A few hours later, Adjovi Koudahe, 46, has tests to receive a 3D brace for her right leg, which has been paralysed since a car accident in 2012. "I've stopped doing anything because I'm in pain. I can't walk properly anymore," said the former trader, who limps heavily, aided by a crutch. "Despite all the treatment I've had, my leg won't respond and drags along the ground. But with the brace they want to make here, I've got high hopes." Three-dimensional printing is a fast-track way to make individually-tailored … [Read more...] about In Togo, hi-tech orthopaedic care goes through crucial test
Technology General Motors Co said on Thursday it was working with design software company Autodesk Inc to manufacture new, lightweight 3D-printed parts that could help the automaker meet its goals to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its product lineup. 03 May 2018 01:30PM Bookmark DETROIT: General Motors Co said on Thursday it was working with design software company Autodesk Inc to manufacture new, lightweight 3D-printed parts that could help the automaker meet its goals to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its product lineup.Last year, the company announced ambitious plans to add 20 new electric battery and fuel cell vehicles to its global lineup by 2023. Chief Executive Mary Barra has made a bold promise to investors that the Detroit automaker will make money selling electric cars by 2021.The ability to print lightweight parts could be a gamechanger for the electric vehicle industry. With consumer concerns over the limited range of electric vehicles a major obstacle to … [Read more...] about GM bets on 3D printers for cheaper and lighter car parts
BERLIN: Aerospace supplier Premium Aerotec has acquired a 3D printing specialist as it seeks to boost its expertise in the growing market for plane parts made by additive manufacturing and find new customers ahead of a possible ownership change.3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, involves building up layers of material to create a part.The deal to buy APWorks, an Airbus spin-off which helps customers from the aerospace and automotive industries to identify components suitable for 3D printing, will also give Airbus-owned Premium Aerotec access to a new material, scalmalloy, a high-strength aluminium alloy."With this, we strengthen our position in the market very clearly and we will keep investing in this market," Premium Aerotec CEO Thomas Ehm told Reuters, declining to give the value of the deal.Access to aerospace manufacturers other than Airbus will also help Premium Aerotec prepare for life when it is no longer owned by the European aerospace and defence group."Our … [Read more...] about Premium Aerospace drives 3D printing efforts with APWorks buy