Apparently they’re about to deploy these EyeStop high tech bus shelters to the streets of Florence in Italy. Heh, where I come from these solar powered marvels of electronics would be trashed within 30 minutes of being erected, but Italians are clearly made of better stuff. And it glows with different intensities as the next bus approaches? Awesome!
EyeStop… aims to enrich the city with state of the art sensing technologies, interactive services, community information and entertainment. The project is partially covered with touch sensitive e-INK and screens, so that it can deliver information to people seamlessly. Users can plan a bus trip on an interactive map, exchange community-relevant information on a digital message board, surf the web, monitor their real time exposure to pollutants and use their mobile devices as an interface with the bus shelter.