São Paulo Launches Eco High Tech Bus Stop

São Paulo, one of the largest and most polluted cities in the world, will get a nifty addition to the urban landscape starting next Thursday (November 10). A so-called “e-bus stop” will start operating in one the city’s busiest spots, on the corner of Paulista and Consolação avenues.

The high-tech bus stop will feature Wi-Fi connection, interactive solar power panels and a trash can that sounds out a round of applause when used.

The system will also feature a humidifier and smart lights, which will stay off when there are no people at the stop. Besides, a touch screen will allow passengers to look up bus service timetables while another device will convert the movement of passing vehicles into energy.

Tetis Engenharia e Tecnologia, the company in charge of the technology, will install all the equipment over the weekend, including a camera they hope will inhibit vandals.

The trial run will last 30 days.

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