Japan Display Inc. is working king to provide 32-inch reflective LCDs in smart bus stops in Japan.
The new LCDs are powered by solar panels and batteries, in cases where a bus stop has not any external power source.
The panels will be installed by the Nishitetsu Group, which owns many companies including Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., bus and taxi services in Japan, and YASUKAWA INFORMATION SYSTEMS CORPORATION (M2M or IoT solutions).
JDI claims that the new 32-inch ultimate low power consumption reflective type LCD consumes the 1/500 of the power that transparent type LCD for outdoor use typically require. The company also says that the installation of the new LCDs will reduce the current costs of replacing the paper-based time tables in each bus stop.
The displays in smart bus stops can be used to display timetables , route maps, bus location information, ads, community information, as well as critical information, such as disaster information etc. They have been already tested at bus stops in Kitakyushu and will be gradually installed in more areas in 2019.
JDI plans to develop more off-grid displays in the future.