Strategic initiative to improve public transport service quality
Installed at the municipal office in Tannheim
Pilot to measure passenger reaction and define future requirements
Bayer Schilder Gmbh is working closely with Papercast to implement innovative solutions in traffic engineering and public transport for German language customers
Papercast e-paper passenger information bus stop displays are being piloted in Tannheim, in the Austrian state of Tyrol on the border to Germany.
The installation is part of a strategic initiative to improve public transport service quality. Buses were recently equipped with GPS location tracking and the resulting real-time arrival data needed to be made available to customers at the bus stop as a permanent replacement to paper timetables.
Currently installed at the municipal office in Tannheim to measure passenger reaction and define future requirements, Papercast was selected for design, functionality and ease of deployment. Whilst this initial display is mains powered with WiFi connectivity, it is intended that displays will be stand-alone in more remote locations. On this basis, Papercast’s ability to operate around the clock using solar power and provide 3G mobile network connectivity was also a key deciding factor.
Not only will this significantly improve the passenger experience, but it will remove the burden of changing paper timetables.
Alfred Messner, project manager at Bayer Schilder Gmbh: “Papercast not only has the best technology available on the market, but it is an absolute pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic and competent team to plan and deploy the project in this remote area of Austria.”