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.