Monday, August 23, 2010

Bus Annunciator

Starting on Sept. 11, Metro Transit buses on Route 10 and 18 will offer automated annunciator. The system will broadcasts bus stops and major intersections by audio and visual display inside the bus. Outside the bus , an audio message announces the route number and destination as the buss arrives at the stop.

The system use GPS data to track the location of the bus and matches up the appropriate announcement.

This was tested on the Route 17 last winter.

2 comments:

sota767 said...

Cool! Do you know of any timeline in rolling this out to more routes in the future? It'd be great to have on all the high-frequency routes.

TheTransitCamera said...

I'll have to try that out this week.