Transport for London (TfL) is testing a new feature: e-paper displays (this technology is also used in the most of ebooks) with timetables, route maps and real-time travel information, which were placed at few bus stops. New screens are of the same size as an ordinal bus stop sign and is equivalent to three A4 sheets of paper. What is more, the novelties are equipped with some buttons for interaction with the system.
New displays aim to be readable both in the darkness and in bright sunlight, as well as environmentally friendly. What is no less important, they will draw less power than a conventional full-color screen. TfL says that the screens can be charged from a solar panel too, and provide information on bus arrival over 3G. To this moment, it's only available in one location - near Waterloo Bridge.