Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the EyeStop could forever change that waiting game. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass, and technology, this artful creation from the minds at MIT Media Lab could make your ride a little easier by telling you how many minutes until you can board, the fastest route to your destination, and more.
The Future Of... Bus Stops
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Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the EyeStop could forever change that waiting game. A ...
Nov 10, 2009
In London and the UK in general we have issues with Pigeons who are likely to sit on the flat roof and produce droppings, a pointy roof may help reduce this, something they want to think on. The roof is not too deep either which is going to limit the amount of rain cover. Apart from that though it is pretty amazin idea.
Hi, here in Santiago-Chile we use a chip-card you can use in subway or in buses, it's great, you can charge it in subway stations, ATM, or even by internet through you bank web page or others pages. The buses has GPS system to ensure precise arrive of each one on the hour the bus stop has in list, bus stop uses some kind of showcase with map of area near and hours the bus arrives. Like many other places we have serious problems with young unbrain people. This intelligent and interactive bus stop sounds great for the future. By now, I'm really happy with the chip-card is a great idea too. May te force be with you all!
In Portugal those monitors are also a few years old. Work pretty much like daengbo described for the ones in Korea. You can also send a SMS with some codes to get the same information on your mobile phone.
If you head over to Korea, most bus stops already have monitors which tell you which buses are coming in the next 15 minutes and when they are expected to arrive. While I don't know the details about how they work, my experience leads me to believe that buses have a tracking device which is read by bus stops the bus passes. The times are generally accurate to within 1-2 minutes, but buses which are less than five minutes out are just in the "coming soon" section, I think because those buses have passed the last bus stop which can track them. Although there is no computerized assistance, each stop has maps of each route which passes. All in all, it's quite convenient.