Bus shelters can be found all over the cities. Of late, more attention has been given to them in various aspects. Apart from being functional to the aesthetics, everything has been taken care of. Most of the latest hi-tech shelters are a combination of sustainable solutions and technology. They are meant for increasing the user friendliness and enhancing the image of the cities. The facilities at the shelters ease public life. They are much more than just shelters because they provide a lot of information about the connectivity and routes so that people can travel without any trouble. Let us look at 10 hi-tech bus shelter design concepts to simplify public transportation.
This is a hi-tech bus shelter with a lot of technological aspects. The shelter has various functions like tracing bus movement, climate check, bus routes, multi-lingual tools, touch screens, internet features and many more. It even has sensors to know the quality of air in the surroundings. The shelter can also connect to the cellphone of a traveler and find the route. This hi-tech shelter uses solar energy for its power requirements. The shelter was designed by Carlo Ratti, Head, Senseable City Lab.
The voyager shelter is the result of the team work of Clear Channel/ Adshel and Lacock Gullam. It is situated in London. It provides state-of-art facilities to the travelers especially regarding travel. A wide range of tools like wireless internet, CCTV and audio utilities can be seen in the shelter. It is designed in such a way that it uses solar energy for the lighting. Apart from shelter and information, the design is economically efficient.
3. Intelligent bus shelter
This special intelligent bus shelter has been designed by Sekkei by combining two aspects, environment and information. It is built of sustainable aluminum. It has photovoltaic cells on the top for harnessing the sun’s energy. The translucent panels allow the uninterrupted flow of sun’s energy. It is also Wi-Fi enabled to help the commuters. There is a telephone too. The travelers are provided with information about the schedules of the buses. An eco friendly dust-bin also catches the attention of the travelers.
4. Solar powered multifunctional shelter
The solar powered shelter is specially designed to make the travelers feel comfortable. The shelter uses solar power for supporting the green concept. The concept of this stop was conceived by Jae Pyung Lee. It features street lighting, LED usage, air sterilization, touch screen and various other features. It has a water-vending machine too. The seating arrangement is special because it is complimented with small tables.
5. Red roof shelters
The red roof shelters in San Francisco use the green concept. The most distinctive feature is the red roof that resembles a seismic shock wave. It has photovoltaic cells to absorb the sun’s energy and cater to the power requirements. The shelter also features display features to inform the travelers about the arrivals of the buses. ‘Push-to-talk’ systems to be installed will be very useful to the visually challenged people.
6. Shelter to tackle vandalism
The Lancashire County has a number of bus shelters to tackle vandalism. Travelers can use the shelter to report damage to the shelters. All they have to do is to send messages to a hotline number. iPhone owners can download a special application for sending the image of the damages.
7. Rural bus shelter
The concept for the rural bus shelters was conceived by Pritpal Sahota. It has a digital display for checking the schedule of the buses. In addition to shelter, the people can get information about the departures, arrivals and the buses. The shelter is solar powered.
8. Blue big bus
The Blue big bus shelters are located in Santa Monica. The award winning design was given by Bruce Mau Design and Lorcan O’ Herlihy Architects. The shelters will feature a map of the similar shelters, places to visit locally, route map, time table, estimated travel time, shelter canopy, signs indicating arrival, seating, trash and recycle and LED lighting system.
9. Enclosed shelter
Garrick Engineering Shelters are getting ready with their new designs. These shelters are suitable for any kind of environment. These will include modern facilities for lighting, seating, size and other features. Such types of shelters can prevent the commuters from inhaling various gases from the environment and reduce breathing difficulties.
10. Ecoshel shelter
The ecoshel bus shelter was designed by Tiffany Roddis, a British designer, to encourage more and more people to use the public transport. The environmentally friendly bus shelter helps to reduce the impact of carbon emissions from the vehicles. It is integrated with solar panels, pressure pads and electric generators to produce energy for its requirements. The shelter is built by using only recycled materials.