Ericsson Unveils Connected Bus Stop and Other Public Transport Innovations at UITP Milan
At UITP World Congress and Exhibition, the world’s biggest public transport event, Ericsson is demonstrating a connected bus stop concept that incorporates 3G, LTE or Wi-Fi small cell technology. The connected bus stop’s small cell infrastructure will provide public transport operators with an additional source of revenue, as it can be leased to telecom mobile operators as a means of densifying their networks. In addition to conventional consumer uses for mobile broadband, the connected bus stop will support functionality that is particularly useful for commuters.
This could include screens that display real-time information about bus movements and touch-screens that provide access to interactive maps, local news, tourist information and advertising. In addition, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera, panic button and push-to-talk functionality could be incorporated to increase security and make it easy for commuters to contact emergency services or the police.