Mobile Onboard’s new low cost ‘talking bus’ technology
Mobile Onboard has announced its new low cost ‘talking bus’ technology. Called Beam Next Stop it integrates with Mobile Onboard’s Beam on-bus wi-fi units to provide passengers with a graphical next stop announcement system that can be accessed from their mobile device and/or large screens installed on the vehicle. The company says Beam Next Stop addresses the cost and time barriers operators face when considering the installation of a next stop announcement system on their fleet. Users of the new products can choose to have additional screens fitted to vehicles using full colour, wi-fi enabled displays. Passengers can use it without having to download apps. The displays include large clear text, a high contrast design and high quality audio. Passengers who access Beam Next Stop from their mobile device are able to select a bus stop on the route. This gives them visual and audio updates plus vibrating alerts as they near their destination.
MD of Mobile Onboard, Matthew Poole, said, ‘Currently there is only a small percentage of buses in the UK fitted with audio-visual but the cost of current solutions is a real barrier for operators. Here at Mobile Onboard we do believe Beam Next Stop combined with our Beam on-bus Wi-Fi provides the ideal low cost technology, enabling more operators to install a talking bus solution that also offers passenger wi-fi at the same time.’
Go to www.mobileonboard.com for more information on Mobile Onboard’s offerings.