Google maps at a bus station

This is what happens when you put a 32 inch interactive touch screen with Google Maps and internet connection in a bus station:

  • full access to Google Maps;
  • a plethora of additional information on the map;
  • cultural, touristic events;
  • and real time bus information, including waiting time and trip schedule.

The only thing missing was a printer, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. The map is centered on the city of Nuremberg, Germany, but the RATP station is some  1000 kilometers west of Nuremberg.  This bus station is part of a pilot project. This kind of device could be found in every bus station in the very next future.

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I wanted to take the picture during daytime, but the screen is so bright and reflective that it becomes almost a mirror. Anyway, there are more such pilot bus stations, some with screens, some with roll-up maps. Next time I will take the picture of the roll-up map.

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