EyeStop: A Futuristic Bus Stop is Here (4 Photos)

I'm super psyched about this futuristic bus stop MIT architects and engineers have created called the EyeStop. It's an interactive bus stop designed for the city of Florence. Using state of the art technologies, riders will be able to plan bus trips using interactive maps, plan a bus trip on an interactive map, exchange community-relevant information on a digital message board, surf the web, monitor their real time exposure to pollutants and use their mobile devices as an interface with the bus shelter. Is that all?

“The EyeStop could change the whole experience of urban travel. At the touch of a finger, passengers can get the shortest bus route to their destination or the position of all the buses in the city. The EyeStop will also glow at different levels of intensity to signal the distance of an approaching bus.”said Carlo Ratti, Head of the SENSEable City Lab at MIT.

Designers wanted to keep the look of the EyeStop simple so that it could blend into the historic urban fabric of Florence. Materials like shiny steel, extra clear glass and gray local stone were used.

What do you think about it? Is it about time bus stops got a make-over?

Source: Eye Stop

[Via: Boing Boing]

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