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

Mobility| December 8, 2015

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.

Digital technology helps vision impaired navigate London subway

Security and Safety | December 8, 2015

The Wayfindr uses beacon technology to guide vision impaired people through and around urban environments using their smartphones.

 

Rail| August 25, 2015

San Diego MTS offers free video-on-demand service on trolleys

First U.S. public transportation system offering mobile-based multi-channel VOD

Management & Operations| January 8, 2015

Artist draws San Francisco public transportation riders

Hamilton Cline says he likes using subject on their phones because they are less likely to look up and around while he draws them. 

Mobility| July 11, 2014

Helsinki plan aims to make car ownership pointless in 10 years

Helsinki aims to transcend conventional public transport by allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones.

Accessibility| March 13, 2014

Will high-tech transit fares leave too many riders behind?

An Atlantic Cities article asks whether mobile ticketing apps make transit systems less accessible to people who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.
Bus| February 11, 2014

NICE, Masabi partner for mobile ticketing

Agency will become among the first U.S. bus transit system to offer smartphone ticketing to its customers, featuring smartphone payment apps for both iPhone and Android.
Management & Operations| October 21, 2013

NJ Transit expands mobile ticketing program

MyTix is available for free download on any Web-enabled iOS or Android operating system, via the App Store for iOS devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
Rail| August 28, 2013

MBTA's ticketing app reaches $10M in sales, wins award

Allows riders to purchase and then display rail tickets on the smartphone’s screen as an encrypted barcode and as a human readable ticket.
Bus| June 11, 2013

RIPTA to introduce BRT, bus tracking

The R-Line is RIPTA’s first Rapid Bus Route scheduled to begin service in January of 2014.

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