iCandy: Connecting the Dots

Gadgets allow communication, location, and identification

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Photo: David Gray/Reuters
Your electric vehicle’s batteries are nearly spent and you don’t have time to wait for a recharge? If you’re in Beijing, you can drive into the Gaotunan Electric Vehicle Station and wait as a battery exchange robot like this one swaps your depleted cells for a fully energized set. China says it plans to invest 2 billion yuan (US $314 million) annually to mass-produce energy-saving vehicles and build out its alternative fueling infrastructure.

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