Mitsubishi museum highlights smart-tech that’s ‘just right’

It’s not a modern, technology-focused retelling of “Goldilocks,” but Mitsubishi’s “Pittari Home” aims to portray a future that’s “just right” from an energy and sustainability perspective.

Set to go on display when Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reopens two newly revamped exhibits at its Minatomirai Industrial Museum in Yokohama next month, the Pittari (Japanese for “just right” or “perfect”) Home was designed to portray “the basic unit for living in the community of tomorrow.” Among the technologies on display will be smart energy meters, next-generation energy-saving appliances, electric vehicles and large-scale batteries.

Another updated exhibit, the Transportation Zone, will feature a bird’s-eye view of the fictional Pittari City, “a typical smart community.” In the display, the city’s virtual mayor will discuss how the city works, using systems that, for example, enable a stable balance between energy demand and power supplies and  solve traffic problems with intelligent technology.

Opened in 1994, the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum was established to encourage interest in science and technology. The museum features exhibits about transportation, daily life, environment/energy, aerospace, oceans and technology.


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