From SmartCitiesWorld Aug2020 — Interactive smart digital kiosks at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus and light rail stations have been upgraded to be touchless
Interactive Citypost smart digital kiosks at Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus and light rail stations have been upgraded to be contactless to help address Covid-19 concerns.
The system upgrade of the Citypost kiosks makes all DART broadcast content contactless and viewable from mobile devices through embedded QR code activation.
Smart City Media (SCM) managed the feature development to help as DART responded quickly to passengers’ needs – fusing critical transportation services, access to opportunities and public health preservation.
DART, SCM, and Landmark Infrastructure Partners deployed the new kiosk network in February with a broader goal of bridging the digital divide by providing information and digital connectivity at mass transit stops.
The kiosks, which are interactive alert stations housing smart city technology, provide transit alert data, route and community billboard information, hyperlocal advertisements, and will soon also offer 5G connectivity as well as public wi-fi to riders.
“The process began in March, when SCM began sharing public health information about Covid-19 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other trusted sources,” said Tom Touchet, CEO of Smart City Media.
“That said, with Covid-19, one of the biggest public concerns is the transfer of the virus by touch. We wanted to help address that directly without any disruption of the valuable information we’re providing for the community.”