FlixBus trials e-paper bus stops in Heidelberg

FlixBus is trialling solar powered e-paper bus stop technology in Heidelberg in partnership with specialist supplier Papercast.

“We want to improve the overall experience at the bus stop and give customers accurate service information with live arrival times and updates on delays,” says Martin Mangiapia, FlixBus, DACH region. “We are looking for a solution that aligns with our mission to digitize mobility with smart, green technologies and we are very impressed with Papercast so far.

FlixBus has installed the Papercast 32” wireless interactive e-paper display in Heidelberg, as part of the trial.

“Papercast’s web-based management system is very easy to use, offering flexible display layouts that can show a lot of information in a simple format,” adds Mangiapia. “The high-resolution e-paper screen provides crystal clear content and the interactive function lets the user choose their preferred language, essential for long-distance bus services in Europe”.

Papercast says that its e-paper, first launched in 2016, offers screen visibility even in direct sunlight in addition to wireless connectivity and low power consumption.