Media October 2012

Anti-terror Bins Display Quake Info

Tokyo will get British blast-resistant recycling bins fitted with real-time information screens, the London Press Service reported on 24 September.

Renew’s high-tech information screens are to be used in the capital to provide commuters at railway stations, travellers at airports, and people in shopping centres with earthquake warnings.

The service could allow commuters an extra 10–15 seconds to seek shelter ahead of a major natural disaster.

The Japanese government learned about Renew through the firm’s involvement in a UK Trade & Investment export initiative.