Germany, in particular, the town of ULM has gone all futuristic in parks and other sites of the city . and its all for the homeless.
Futuristic “PODS” for the homeless are popping up everywhere, and it’s all to give the homeless a bed for the night.
The futuristic sleeping pods are built from steel and wood and have upgrades of solar panels and communication facilities.
With temperatures dropping well below freezing during winter, a warm place to sleep is a lifesaver every day. In the German city of Ulm that is exactly what happens now that futuristic-looking pods have been installed at key locations, the homeless are familiar with.
The pods have an independent web connection to alert that they are occupied and now boast improved insulation and more durable materials.
They were first introduced two years ago. Still, a revamp was necessary as cold temperatures persisted, and the design model improved.
The “ulmernest” can sleep two people, they are windproof and waterproof and circulate fresh air constantly thanks to their futuristic design.
There are no cameras in the pods, but after opening the doors of the pod, an alert is sent to a charitable organisation who check the pod following a cold night and ensure its cleaned and can be used again, also where possible whoever has used the pod is contacted to see if they need any help.
These sleeping pods save lives every night in winter, and it should not be long before they are eventually sited in other cities across Germany and hopefully Europe.
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