[PLUG-TALK] Trimet and open source

Denis Heidtmann denis.heidtmann at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 16:43:41 PDT 2011


On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 4:27 PM, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net>wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:39:15 -0700...
>
> But getting back to the technology, an even better solution would be a
> small solar powered display on each stop, grabbing the arrivals via the
> GPS units in the buses / trains / trolleys. You'd need to make them
> unattractive to thieves. I wonder how cheaply they could be made,
> considering that you'd want to place an order for many thousands at a
> time. It sounds like a small Portland cottage industry could do it.
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Something like that is already at some stops.  I have seen many displays
showing when the next bus is to arrive.  I have also seen solar
panel-powered lights shinning down on the seat in a shelter.  I do not know
what powers or communicates with the displays.

-Denis
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