Topic : beacon technology

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Pilot program brings Cap Metro bus info to blind, visually impaired

Mobility| March 13, 2018

The program, which will run for the next 60 days at 16 bus stops, was developed by Connecthings, in partnership with RATP Dev USA, BlindSquare, and BlueCats.

Amtrak launches new mobile app for N.Y. Penn Station

Mobility| December 14, 2017

The app provides real-time gate, train, and boarding information for Amtrak customers and also helps direct passengers throughout the station to find gates, exits, ATMs, and restaurants.

Mobility| July 7, 2017

MBTA testing new tech to help blind find bus stops

The agency will install Bluetooth beacons on bus stop signs that can communicate via a smartphone app to tell users how close they are to the stop.

Mobility| January 4, 2017

Alstom publishes environmental declaration for new-gen beacons

SmartBalise is an eco-designed product, with minimized environmental impact all the way from manufacture to end-of-life.

Mobility| August 15, 2016

Digital couponing app provides local merchant offers to transit riders

The new Shop and Ride app, powered by Xerox, delivers personalized, hyperlocal, mobile offers to transit riders based on their preferences and travel patterns.

Mobility| May 5, 2016

Wichita Transit to add beacon technology to bus stops

After this initial application, the new insights will drive the development of a mobile application specifically tailored for blind or visually impaired riders.

Mobility| December 8, 2015

[Video] Wayfindr: Using smartphones to guide vision impaired people in subway

Wayfindr, a not-for-profit joint venture between ustwo and RLSB, will set the first standardized guidelines for using smartphones to guide vision impaired people in urban areas. The venture launches with major London Underground trial at Euston station and $1 million grant from Google.org to improve access for vision impaired people.

Mobility| December 7, 2015

KU Design students create innovative projects for city transportation

One of the recipients of the MV Transportation Scholarship designed a call station for SafeRide and SafeBus users.  

Mobility| July 28, 2015

L.A. Metro mobile app adds geofencing, beacon technology

Will soon allow app users to receive messages that communicate contextually relevant information about service alerts, special events, or discounts near Metro stations and stops.

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