London Bus Stops Using E-Ink Displays

BBC News:

Transport for London is trialling e-paper bus stops that can display real-time travel information.

Fitted with solar-powered panels, they show how long passengers have to wait for the next buses, as well as route maps and timetables.

TfL has always been a forward-thinking about using technology for public transport, especially if it improves on something already in use. Live timetables have been in place at many bus stops already, though limited to higher-traffic stops with shelters. This new technology is both environmentally friendly and capable of being installed at any bus stop. I bet it’s even cheaper, long-term, as well.