The Anonymous Widower

Transport for London’s Latest Plot To Get Us To Climb Stairs

London’s buses are effectively computer terminals and displays, that just happen to carry passengers about the city.

These pictures that I took on route 141, show the latest software upgrade.

The clock has been shown on the Next Stop display for some time, but the display, showing how many spare seats are on the upper deck, is new.

Will it help to increase the loading of buses? The only problem, is that the system is not as attractive as a comely conductress calling politely for everybody to please move along the bus!

There’s more about the technology here on the IanVisits web site.

September 14, 2014 - Posted by | Computing, Transport | ,


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