How does it work?
Most modern Destination and Audio-Visual Displays are regulated by a single controller and can be used to show onboard passenger information on the service’s stops, including expected time to destination, stops remaining and position on route. The external displays can show the current service route and destination, or other auxiliary information (for example, “Not In Service”).
Integrating the Destination and Audio-Visual Displays to a Ticketer ETM not only removes the task of controlling this information manually by the driver, the information displayed can now also be dynamically controlled by the real-time data on the ETM.
Passengers on the bus can now be updated via a countdown to the bus departure from the current stop. For passengers waiting at the bus stop, the external displays can show occupancy information, such as ‘Bus full’ or ‘Seats remaining’ / ‘Half full’ or ‘Lightly loaded’ so passengers can see how busy their bus is before they board.