About Smart Bus Shelter

Everything is going smart in Lucknow, even the bus shelters For a long time, bus shelters have remained virtually unchanged. Typically, they have provided as a sitting area that can be used while awaiting transportation, as well as shelter from the natural elements like sun, wind and rain. It is also regarded as a mounting surface for static advertising. Bus Shelters have also been a cost to transportation authority.

We envision that in addition to providing the inherent purpose of sheltering from sun, wind and rain, a place to sit and a static advertisement places the new bus shelter should provide you with the following functions.

  • Provide real time transit data like route numbers, arriving buses with their estimated arrival time.
  • Provide interactive data to the users such as bus route maps and guides.
  • It should be user friendly for elderly, children and physically challenged including tactile and braille boards for visually impaired.
  • Provide safety by means of increasing visibility for waiting commuters
  • Provide ICT facilities like WiFi Hotspots and mobile charging point.
  • Provide space for advertisements.
  • Should be low and maintenance.

Bus shelters are a major part of providing the transport services to the public. Our project is the up gradation of these bus shelters by adding various features to a bus shelter. The location and the time that the information is displayed are key factors considered, to effectively communicate the relevant information to the target audience. Furthermore, through the use of sensors, data analytics can be generated that describes the commuter traffic flow, thus providing useful information for public transport providers.

Features introduced in the smart bus shelters include:

  • Ticket vending machines
  • Water ATMs
  • Public information system
  • Advertisement space