Technologies at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are considered as the Olympics equipped with the most advanced technology ever.

Recycled energy

The Organizing Committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has planned to use 100% clean energy for the 2020 Olympics. Specifically, wind power and solar power will be used to light up all stadiums and athletic residences.

Medals made from recycled materials

On July 24, 2019, Japan announced a unique medal template with a novel design. In addition, the materials used to make them come from electronic waste such as old and broken mobile phones and laptops. The medal is 8.5 cm in diameter and 12.1 mm thick. The front is carved with the goddess of victory Nike in Greek mythology. Currently, more than 80,000 old phones are donated to produce about 5,000 medals for the Olympics.

Taxi driverless

Just a smartphone to visitors to the 2020 Olympic Games can use the self-driving taxi service, from opening to payment. These cars, also known as RoboCab, were first tested in Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo. Japan expects to commercialize this product widely next year.

Solar roads

To ensure electricity from clean energy, Japan is installing solar roads in Tokyo. There are already a number of roads put to the test. Solar panels will be placed on the road and covered with plastic so vehicles can pass through normally.

Robot guides foreigners

The organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games will arrange automatic humanoid robots in public areas or crowded people to perform tasks of translating and assisting foreign visitors to Japan. A large number of robots are also used to support the elderly and the disabled.

Face ID

Another interesting technology at the 2020 Olympics is the facial recognition system. The system can identify more than 300,000 people, including athletes, volunteers, the media and other employees. At the stadium gate, face recognition technology will be used to identify people who enter and exit. The camera can recognize many people at a time, making the procedure less cumbersome and time-saving as well as security guaranteed.

5G network system

Japanese telecommunications company DoCoMo has signed an agreement with Finnish company Nokia to provide 5G base network for the Olympics.