Category Archives: History

In the Google Self-driving Car

One of the most prominent technologies being developed at the moment for the Future of transportation is the Google self driving car. This special project fosters the development of Driverless car, where a robotic system using sets of spatial sensors and highly sophisticated computing … Continue reading

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Helixator goes to the Future

Helixator CTO , Michel David, wins prestigious scholarship to Singularity university from the Ramon foundation. The prize was won after a multistage competition that included presentations of Helixator, company and technology. It was handed to him by Mrs.Rona Ramon, founder of the Ramon foundation, in … Continue reading

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The Luna Helical escalator

In the early 1970’s, inventor Gilbert Luna researched and campaigned to promote his solution for helical escalators. The suggested machine had an helical path for the ascending passengers and a return path that crossed its cylindrical core. In his design … Continue reading

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The Mitsubishi “Spiral escalator”

In 1985, the Japanese based Mitsubishi conglomerate launched the first ever spiral escalator product on the market. A tremendous engineering effort was put in its development, industrialization and commercialization. Despite the fact it is an engineering triumph and a mechanical … Continue reading

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New photos of the Holloway machine

Here are some new photos of a four meter section of the Holloway road machine that  were restored in 2010 and can now be seen at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton. If you can’t go to Acton soon, … Continue reading

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Helical escalators and underground stations

Many cities around the world confront problems with their old underground transportation systems. Some of these systems are centuries old and require urgent modernization to withstand the updated demands and standards. Stations equipped solely with elevators exist in many of … Continue reading

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Helixator for La tour Eiffel

La tour Eiffel is the most visited structure in the world. With recent 6 million tourists per year it reached more than 230 million visitors in the 120 years it stands. At present, the increasing numbers of annual visitors creates … Continue reading

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