The Seat Back Entertainment on Glasgow Shuttle Buses is Hi-Tech

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 24, 2015
References: firstgroup & eurotransportmagazine
While you might be familiar with family friendly televisions in cars or in-flight screens, public transportation in Scotland is taking seat back entertainment to a new level. The Glasgow Shuttle service 500, which has direct 15 minute routes between Glasgow Airport and the city center, introduced augmented reality technology to their seat back screens. This technologically advanced initiative was in honor of an influx of tourists during last summer's Commonwealth Games.

Passengers on the shuttle service can download the First Scotland AR app. Then they simply point either their smartphone or tablet at the vinyl seat back entertainment system in front of them. The "interactive action screen" displays short films about the Games preparation as well as what's going on in the city.