The Anonymous Widower

If You Want To Know The Time Get On A Bus

I was on three big red taxis today and they’ve had a software upgrade on the information display.

I haven’t noticed the time before, but I was away Tuesday and Wednesday and only took one bus yesterday.

Since I created this post, I’ve been on about six or so buses.  All were showing the time! Even a very elderly example! I did see a New Bus for London pass and it looked like this was showing the time as well.

It will be interesting to see the indirect effects of this technology change!

Will people be on time more, as they should spot they are late, even when they’ve left their watch at home?

Will it cut watch thefts, as people might wear them less on public transport?

Will there be a clamour for more clocks on the Underground, the Overground and trains?

April 11, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


  1. Yes, I noticed that too

    Comment by alisonsye | April 11, 2014 | Reply

  2. It’ll be interesting to see what effect it has. Will it cut crime, as people won’t expose their expensive watches to look at the time?

    My late wife, would have loved it, as she didn’t own a watch, let alone wear one!

    Comment by AnonW | April 11, 2014 | Reply

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