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Bus Stop Bell

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Transport
Designer: Ms. Sun Hee Park
Design Type: Public design
Company / Organization / School: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The current bus stop gives the inconvenience to people and the bus drivers. Upon entering the bus stop, the bus drivers should look carefully around whether or not there are people waiting for their buses. People waiting for the bus usually look all around until their buses are coming, the drivers should stop the bus for a while since they are not sure if people will get on the bus or not. Because of this, it might be hard for them to concentrate on driving. On the other hand, it is embarrassing for people because there is no way for them to signal to get on the bus or not. And if the bus does not stop without catching the people waiting for that bus, people usually get upset and frustrated. To solve the problem above, I suggest the bus stop bells in the waiting area like the bells on the bus. But there will be a word "take" instead of "stop" on the bell at the bus stop; people can easily recognize what it represents. First, people waiting at the bus stop press the bell for their bus. Then there will be light on the bell and an electric sign on the bus stop for the bus. As the bus comes closer to bus stop, the fact that there are people waiting for the bus informs the driver via Bluetooth. After passengers get on the bus, then all the lights and signals at the bus stop are turn off.