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Bus Beacon is a bus system for the visually impaired to take a bus independently. It is made up of two parts - an Auditory Braille Device and an Intelligent Blind Bus Stop. The system utilizes GPS technology and Bluetooth technology to assist them to reach the bus stop and receive real-time bus information by audio, then the user can key in desired bus number with the Auditory Braille Device to the Intelligent Blind Bus Stop to let the bus driver see their need, thus solves the problem that visually impaired bus passengers having difficulty identifying the bus service they need.
National Taiwan University
of Science and Technology
New Taipei City, Taiwan