SMART CITY BECOMES REALITY IN LUXEMBOURG – BUS SCHEDULES AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AS A AUGMENTED REALITY APP
The municipal transport services of Luxembourg planned a new App to provide passenger information to citizens in an easy and comfortable way.
The goal was the development of a solution that provides accurate passenger information to the visitors of the city, when they need it and to make uncomplicated ticket bookings possible. Tourists should be able to call up information on timetables directly in front of a bus stop by smartphone without having to open an app first. Ticket booking should be possible at the same time. Starting of with 10, all bus stops should eventually be equipped with the system.
The Luxembourg transport services offer citizens an innovative solution for accessing bus information as part of the Luxembourg City digitalization. The “VdL-AR” app was developed by ZREALITY and allows fast access to current bus schedules, without complicated navigation or search in an app. A user simply points the smartphone to the bus stop. The app automatically recognizes the location and provides the most up-to-date time table information. Tickets can also be booked. The app makes it easier to find the information compared to traditional apps, since the use of Augmented Reality always displays the information perfectly in the user’s view.
The app was conceptualized and developed by ZREALITY, a company of the DDG – Digital Devotion Group. Accomplished by integrating the latest AR image recognition technologies into the AR App and create an outstanding AR user experience. The app is available vor smartphones and tablets using Android and iOS.
In the future, the app will extended to significantly more than 10 hotspots and more information will be available. Advertising / shopping solutions for the retail trade, information on hospitals and public institutions and much more are conceivable.