Our car story got another episode a few months ago and therefore became a trilogy. Just over four years ago in episode one I discussed our reasons for the somewhat unconventional move of getting rid of our car. A year later in episode two I reported on how it was going. It was going pretty… Continue reading The end of life without owning a car
Did a robot vacuum cleaner improve my life?
During the last week, I have been testing a robot vacuum cleaner. One week is not enough to perform a scientifically sound review, but that is not what I was going for anyway. Rather, I wanted to check my emotional response – to see if having a robot vacuum cleaner would significantly increase our life… Continue reading Did a robot vacuum cleaner improve my life?
Voi electric scooters in Stockholm
(Updated on November 4th, 2020) Stockholm has seen multiple transport companies that exercise a sharing economy business model (Sunfleet, Car2Go, DriveNow, oBike, EU bike…). Back in September 2018 a new player emerged – Voi – and started a new wave with their electric scooters (or kick bikes). At the time the service was started, the… Continue reading Voi electric scooters in Stockholm
Driving an almost autonomous car
After having tested an autonomous bus recently, I also got a chance to try a car that gives a taste of autonomous driving. It happened by chance. When I rent, I typically choose a small car, because small cars are big enough for my needs and they are the most economic, both in terms of… Continue reading Driving an almost autonomous car
Driverless public transport in Stockholm
I tried the driverless bus in Stockholm today. It is definitely baby steps as far as autonomous public transport is considered – it is very slow and cannot go around obstacles – but we have to start somewhere. I am glad and proud that Stockholm is one of the early adopters and drivers in this… Continue reading Driverless public transport in Stockholm
Did a smartwatch improve my life? No, it didn’t.
I am aware that there are spoilers in the title, but this is my small contribution to a click-bait-free world. When smartwatches came about some six years ago, I saw no practical use for them, and considered them to be to a large extent useless gimmicks. But roughly a year ago, thinking that their infancy period… Continue reading Did a smartwatch improve my life? No, it didn’t.