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Sunday 23rd November 2014
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The New Display To Help You Find A Seat On A Bus

Monday 23rd June 2014

Transport for London are trialling exciting new technology that shows you which seats are free on the top deck of a bus.

Bus screen
Image: IanVisits

The new screens, situated next to the driver, uses a simple graphical design to show how many available seats there are upstairs on a double-decker.

The simple idea uses CCTV to scan which seats are available and will put an end to that awkward moment when you poke your head upstairs, only to see that there is nowhere to sit.

Bus screen
Image: IanVisits

TfL gave a sneak peek at the screen at their event on Regent Street yesterday to celebrate the Year Of The Bus.

Another new feature is a GPS-powered map, showing exactly where you are on the route and predicted arrival times.

Bus screen
Image: IanVisits

Neither of these are utilising the very latest technology, but should both help to make riding on a bus around London an easier experience.

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