Video: New Bus Technology Spots Available Seats Upstairs

Ruth Hargreaves
By Ruth Hargreaves Last edited 32 months ago
Video: New Bus Technology Spots Available Seats Upstairs

Ever wanted to know if there are seats available upstairs on a bus, without making that slightly awkward exploratory climb? Well, TfL is currently testing out a new piece of technology which allows passengers on the lower deck to see exactly how many seats there are upstairs — and where they are.

The scheme uses the existing CCTV technology and merges it with software that ‘sees’ how many seats are available, projecting the results onto video screens around the bus (two on the bottom deck and one on the top). If successful, it may be extended across the capital on a variety of busy bus routes.

We hopped on the guinea pig 141 bus to find out more.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Last Updated 18 December 2015