Solar Kiosk for Urban Mobility Network Interface
In order to provide widespread and public access to the urban mobility network structure under development, a physical interface must be developed to allow anyone to tap into this resource. The solar kiosk is a hardware platform specific to this need, allowing users to utilize the web based mobility network through visual feedback, haptic input, and a wireless internet connection. The hardware system is powered solely by renewable solar energy coupled to a battery system and appropriate charger. The platform utilizes the latest in low power microprocessor technology and touch-based interface strategies. Two prototypes are being developed simultaneously - an aesthetic model designed to explore the implementation of such hardware into the public environment, and a research model designed to be robust and adaptable.