Londoners can now access bus arrival times and interactive bus route maps on solar powered electronic paper bus stops installed in the UK capital.
The first-ever real-time electronic paper bus stops have been installed in London, allowing the city's ridership to to view arrival times and interactive route maps. The greenest and clearest information interface provides the consumer with up to date, real-time information and reduce the cost of ownership.
Three more e-paper bus stops are due to be installed in January: at Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Sloane Square. Digital and energy efficient passenger information systems are an important element of green mobility and smart cities. This is especially true for London, with the city's number of bus journey stages increasing by almost 60% and passenger-kilometres growing by almost 74% over the 13 years from 2000 to 2014.
Designed by Technoframe and running on Visionect technology, London's new bus stops have superb visibility in all light conditions, and use no energy to retain an image displayed. Buttons at the bottom of the screen allow the user to switch between the content displayed, choosing between real-time arrival information, route maps and important service notifications.
The stop is powered by a solar cell, processing the communication needs of a comprehensive bus stop system without the need for a city power connection.