Busem introduces Papercast e-paper bus stops

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Czech Republic Busem, part of Čsad Autobusy České Budějovice a.s, is rolling out ‘smart’ bus stops at 14 major locations across the city of Písek in the Czech Republic.

Using Papercast solar powered e-paper displays, the new electronic information system will provide passengers with real-time information.

Radek Novotný, company executive at BNV Consulting, responsible for delivering the solution for Čsad Autobusy České Budějovice, commented: “The use of technology in public transport is becoming increasingly widespread and has a significant positive impact on the service experience.

“This is a key milestone in our plans to transform public transport and make it the first choice for travel in Pisek and beyond.

“The overall purpose of this project is to increase public transport ridership by substantially improving the quality of services – using advanced and sustainable technologies. In the South Bohemian town of Pisek, the bus stops provide the gateway to the service, the point where people decide whether and what services will be used.”

Radek concluded: “Timely and accurate service information is the absolute foundation to passenger certainty and confidence that transport services are well managed and predictable.”