July 25, 2012

'Canopy' design concept gives subway trains outside view

Photo credit: Matt Batchelor, Amrita Kulkarni, and Emma Laurin

Photo credit: Matt Batchelor, Amrita Kulkarni, and Emma Laurin
LONDON — A group of British design students have developed a concept display system, Canopy, that would attach to the ceiling of an underground train to give passengers a view of passing landmarks.

Canopy uses dynamic flexible "e-paper" display panels affixed to the interior of the train. The content, stored on an embedded PC in the train, is updated via Wi-Fi either at the station or in the tunnel, depending on where service is available, reported CNET News. For the full story, click here.

Photo credit: Matt Batchelor, Amrita Kulkarni, and Emma Laurin.

Photo credit: Matt Batchelor, Amrita Kulkarni, and Emma Laurin.

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