Tóquio tem estacionamento subterrâneo automatizado para bicicletas

22 novembro 2013 Atualizado pela última vez 09:46 BRST 11:46 GMT

Transcript

Where do you park your bicycle in a crowded, thronging city like Tokyo?

The answer – in a subterranean cycle park.

A robot gracefully whisks your bike 11 metres underground.

It stores hundreds of them and returns each one to its rightful owner in seconds.

Just don't forget your ID card.

Transcrição em português

Onde você para sua bicicleta em uma cidade populosa, apinhada de gente, como Tóquio?

A resposta é: em um estacionamento de bicicletas subterrâneo.

Um robô graciosamente leva sua bicicleta para 11 metros de profundidade.

Ele armazena centenas de bicicletas e retorna cada uma delas ao seu devido dono em questão de segundos.

Só não se esqueça do seu documento de identidade.

Vocabulary

thronging crowded, full of people

subterranean under the ground

whisks takes something somewhere else suddenly and quickly

rightful owner person who owns something legally

ID card identity card

Exercise

1. Two sisters in Peru are claiming to be the _________ of the land on which the Unesco World Heritage site Machu Picchu is located.

2. A big black suburban SUV lurked by the door of number 11 Downing Street as Mitt Romney spoke to the assembled press, ready to _________ him away when he had answered their last question about the Olympics.

3. The nurses who remained during the Sars outbreak described the hospital as having become like a "desert island" - suddenly isolated and alone in the centre of an otherwise _________ city.

4. The London Underground is celebrating its 150th anniversary and is the oldest _________ railway in the world.

5. Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele's name is so long - containing 36 letters and 19 syllables - that it would not fit on the documentation…

Hawaii government computer systems are to be upgraded by the end of the year, allowing her to have her full name on her driving licence and _________.

Answers

Source: Peruvian sisters claim ownership of Machu Picchu http://bbc.in/1bMpRSm

2. A big black suburban SUV lurked by the door of number 11 Downing Street as Mitt Romney spoke to the assembled press, ready to whisk him away when he had answered their last question about the Olympics.

Source: Mitt Romney's Olympic mishap http://bbc.in/1hUkNQQ

3. The nurses who remained during the Sars outbreak described the hospital as having become like a "desert island" - suddenly isolated and alone in the centre of an otherwise thronging city.

Source: Sars: The people who risked their lives to stop the virus http://bbc.in/1bAs3c1

4. The London Underground is celebrating its 150th anniversary and is the oldest subterranean railway in the world.

Source: Tube 150th anniversary: Your stories http://bbc.in/18kqj9m