As part of it’s on going growth and exploration to give solutions to even the most simple problems, 4-id has come up with a new new concept for a Display to communicate to users of Metro, Subway,and other commuting trains, when and how full is the next train to arrive at their station. With this new information, people can better choose what carriage to board depending on their needs. A simple but attractive graphic shows users the amount of people that are on each carriage and which of them are accessible for Trolleys, Bicycles and Wheelchairs users. To complement this information a light strip is located along the platform that will also give the occupational density of the carriages in “real” scale.
Having worked before on Dynamic content (content that gets updated from a database or other dynamic sources) for the Food & Wine industry, There is a great amount of flexibility in the kind of information to be communicated on a standard LED Television Display. With that background, this low energy consumption screen will be able to show different configuration depending on the time left for the train to arrive at the station and the software can be adapted to all kinds of railway systems.
4-id’s parting point for this proposal is a full screen gauge of the trains occupation density, with current time, Wi-Fi availability, train line and line direction. The second configuration has live or prerecorded TV signal, with “widget” like features for the previous information. This permits to simplify and unify the hardware (screens) on the station, giving the Transportation Service Provider the possibility to incorporate advertisements on all the stations display to finance the system. The system can get inputs from new sensor placed inside the carriages or from artificial vision software applied to existing security cameras.