The Upper Silesian-Zagłębie Metropolis has gained 59 dynamic passenger information boards. The displays have been installed at bus and tram stops. The new devices are located in Chorzów (5), Katowice (6), Ruda Śląska (8), Bytom (5), Zabrze (8), Piekary Śląskie (4), Sosnowiec (5), Dąbrowa Górnicza and Mysłowice (2 in each) as well as in Gierałtowice, Psary, Świętochłowice and Knurów.
The DPIS displays are built based on the amber LED technology – they are adapted to operate continuously 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all weather conditions. Amber LEDs are very durable, and guarantee high readability and luminance. The devices are equipped with a digital clock indicating the current time and a TTS (Text-to-Speech) system, which, when the lit button is pressed, reads out information displayed on the board. High-resolution surveillance cameras are built in the passenger information boards, which increases safety and gives a dispatcher the ability to verify and assess the situation at each stop independently. In the event of damage, brawls, or accidents, it is valuable information that, thanks to its immediate availability, can save somebody’s life.
The DPIS boards indicate the real arrival times of each line based on data from vehicle locators. The system can display any text warnings, including local information about air quality. The devices reduce the intensity of light when it gets dark, so as not to glare drivers.
Below are the locations of the Dynamic Passenger Information System boards which have been installed in the metropolis: