My Dream Is To Fly [Bangalore BMTC buses to get Touch-Screen + WiFi]

So you fly?
Not like a bird but by sitting in an airplane or maybe sleeping in it if it happens to be relatively vacant. Although the Low Cost Airlines boom didn’t last even a decade, air travel is on the rise in India (see related Info-graphic).

Airports by design are situated outside the city limits which means it could take hours in reaching one. But good news is that one could very well remain plugged into the online world during those long hours of commute to the airport. In July this year, there was news that BEST in Mumbai is experimenting with such infrastructure and now the Vajras plying to and from BIAL would offer such amenities to travelers in Bangalore.

A majority of the seats on the Vayu Vajra bus will be fitted with a seven-inch touch-screen at the back, except for those right at the back. This tablet-like PC, developed by Bangalore-based tech firm EAFT Technologies for this pilot project, will allow you to browse the Internet while on the move by connecting to a Wi-Fi network through central servers remotely controlled by the firm.

It also offers a wide range of software applications to engage commuters on their long commute. These include popular applications such as daily horoscope, live stock exchange news and weather information.source.

The initial roll-out is for ITPL to the airport and vice-versa but would soon be extended to all other routes (200 such buses would ply to the airport once the project is completed).

[Thanks @sassyboy for the tip]

Add comment

NextBigWhat brings you curated insights and wisdom on product and growth from the wild web.

Over 2 million people receive our weekly curated insights.

Newsletter

Newsletter