Siemens has developed a washing machine that automatically selects the
right program for every type of laundry, a feature that reduces water
consumption. The appliance - "automaticWascher" - is equipped
with smart sensors that recognize how much laundry is in the drum, what
kind of textiles the laundry load comprises, and if it is heavily or
lightly soiled. Users only have to choose one of two program settings:
hot and colored wash, or easy-to-clean fabrics. The machine takes care
of the rest.
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Does it have a manual mode as well - if not, I wish you luck after the first
sensor fails and a replacemtn is 1/2 cost of new machine. Not to mention a
special programming unit to reset the system :-)
I find this example, of fully automated wash machine, as misapplied and
The amount of water saved is nill and it encourages running small cycles,
which in themselves are very wasteful of water and energy.
Additionally, electronics and sensors, plus rapair trips waste more money
and cause more pollution.
All around looser - in my mind.
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