Japan Display unveils smart bus stop that runs on solar power and can display schedules

The Japan Times 

Japan Display Inc. unveiled a smart bus stop on Tuesday featuring a 32-inch screen that runs solely on solar power and internal batteries. The product, developed jointly with partners including Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., consumes very little power and does not require power source installation work. It can be used even during blackouts stemming from natural disasters. Japan Display plans to install the device at up to 2,000 locations from 2019 in the city of Kitakyushu, where a demonstration test for the smart bus stop is underway. Bus schedules and other information shown on the stop's liquid crystal display are updated through communications technology.