Walking across the International Bridge from Juarez, Mexico into El Paso, Texas, we immediately encountered these automated toilets.
Most directions are in English, Spanish and Braille, for the blind. This is our first post about a toilet, but this is something you all have to see. First press the open button on the outside of the toilet building. Enter the bathroom, and then press the button to close.
This also locks the door, preventing unwanted visitors. Just remember this is the same button you will later press to leave the rest room. Next, if wanted, press this button to lower the toilet seat.
This is important as ladies like the seat down, and a previous occupant may have been a male that needed the seat up. When needed, press this button.
Toilet paper will be dispensed for you. Now you are finished, but there is no button to flush. What to do?
No problem. After washing your hands, the toilet will flush for you. To wash your hands, hold them under the writing.
First to get soap on your hands. Then move to get water. Then hands further to the right for hand drying. Everything is very automated. All you ever need to touch is buttons. Remember, the button to exit is the same button you used to lock the door. Walk out.
The door will close in a few seconds. This is the most automated bathroom we have ever seen. However, there must be more of them around in the US and the rest of the world. Anybody know of any?
Interesting. Whenever I see automated toilets I can’t but think of what they have in Japan. That’s some next level stuff. But nothing is better than a clean and hygienic toilet.
Agree. Clean, hygienic toilet is wonderful. I had never seen these before. They do impress me
I’ve never heard of these before! I can just imagine that it would malfunction and I would be stuck inside!
I was a little nervous about getting locked in, but everything worked perfectly.
Japanese public toilets are automated – great invention.
Have not been to Japan since 1986, so these were new and amazing to me. Glad to know where else they are. Thanks
Agree. I was amazed and fascinated also
They are actually all over Germany! The ones in Australia play music; we used to call them singing toilets
How interesting. And I had never seen them before. Great and convenient invention. Hope we get more of them here.