Aesys provided Florence with text to speech bus stop signs
Jul 04, 2011
ATAF, the public transportation authority of Florence, has installed a system of 50 bus stop shelter signs
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Over 50 bus stop signs have been installed between 2010 and 2011 to provide real-time next bus arrival information to passengers in Florence, Italy. Through 4 lines of text, passengers can view arriving buses within a 20 minute window, as well as public service and service advisory messages. Each display is integrated with a text-to-speech function that gives the visually impaired access to all messages and schedule changes.
The new Aesys bus stop signs were installed as part of the Realtime Project, a system that integrates multiple real-time schedule information services for passengers including AVL satellite monitoring, but stop displays, SMS messaging, and a web portal.
“ATAF, thanks to Aesys in Bergamo, a world leader in the industry, is the first company to use the funding provided for this purpose by the Tuscany Region to all companies operating in the area of public transit," said ATAF president, Filippo Bonaccorsi. "The variable message signs help manage the legitimate impatience of the passengers and give them the opportunity to better organize their time."