Norfolk County Council (NCC) and Nexus Alpha have deployed a unique interactive tactile map at Norwich bus station. Using the Nexus Alpha Low Power Systems ARIADNE technology, the map will help all users of the bus station, including those who are visually impaired, to find up-to-date information about bus services and local facilities.
Designed primarily for use at public transport hubs (rail, bus, air, ferry, etc), the unit was configured specifically to NCC requirements. The map is primarily intended to help users navigate larger transport and retail environments. It incorporates a clear, 3D, tactile image which can be read by touch and which responds to the user with audio responses. Connected to Nexus Alpha LPS servers, the map can be continually updated with latest real time information and messages sent to the map by the transport team at NCC.