During the 1964 Summer Olympic Games, Tokyo touted the games as a showcase of innovation and a boast of Japan’s reconstruction following World War II. Some 56 years later, Japan plans on following this track by displaying modern innovations, including robotics and e-mobility technologies, at next year’s 2020 Summer Games.
The 2020 games, are set to begin in about a year (July 24 – Aug. 9, 2020). An article in The Guardian reported that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the London Olympics in 2012 to study some of the designs, as well as the intrinsic costs associated with the infrastructure. They have a high bar to reach to meet expectations based on their success in ‘64. To that end, part of the technology on display at the event will be two futuristic vehicles: the e-Palette and Concept-i.
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