This paper describes electronic equipment developed to aid blind persons at bus stops. The equipment has been designed to identify an approaching bus some 150 yards before the stop, and to speak an announcement of its route number. The system comprises three main components: a voice synthesiser which is able to reproduce all the necessary words and phrases; a bus identification unit which is able to read the route number of an approaching bus; and a micro computer which links these units and coordinates the system functions. A full scale field trail at Weston-Super-Mare in Avon is in preparation. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department for Transport, England

    Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street
    London,   England  SW1P 4DR
  • Authors:
    • Hobbs, A S
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. TCC(P15)TG Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM