The London Rail System is looking into powering some of its lights by the way of generator pads placed in the floor of its underground system.
The pads generate electricity through Heel Strike technology. When travelers walk over the pad their weight compresses it and that motion energy is sent to generators. With over 34,000 passengers that pass through the system every hour London rail expects to be able to run about 6500 lights through foot traffic.
Hearing this news we wonder if carnival boat cruses will soon reintroduce the use of oars in their fleet but quite honestly if this power generation system works it could probably be applied at many different locations that see a consistent number of people flowing through their doors.