I admit that I never use public transportation, because it is impractical for me to do (it takes longer to just get too the bus stop, than it takes for me to drive all the way to work). But this futuristic bus stop from MIT Senseable Lab looks really interesting.
The purpose of a bus stop is to do two things. One, it should tell you when the next bus will arrive (and how you can get to where you want to go). And, secondly, it should pass the time while you wait.
EyeStop does both really well. People canÂ planÂ aÂ busÂ tripÂ onÂ anÂ interactiveÂ map,Â exchangeÂ community‐relevantÂ informationÂ onÂ aÂ digitalÂ messageÂ board,Â surfÂ theÂ web,Â monitorÂ theirÂ realÂ timeÂ exposureÂ to pollutantsÂ andÂ useÂ theirÂ mobileÂ devicesÂ asÂ anÂ interfaceÂ withÂ theÂ busÂ shelter.Â
It is extremely energy efficient, since it is powered by solar power. And it is using next generation epaper for the visuals.
And since it is internet enabled, you can have real time feedback on bus times, getting up to speed on delays, changes to bus routes and other relevant information.
(via MIT Senseable Lab)
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