Heathrow's Smart Screen Airport Technology Shows Live Transportation

Heathrow's Terminal 2 in London now features a new sort of airport technology that will make it much easier for travelers to coordinate travel beyond the terminal.

For the modern traveler, access to the Internet is vital for keeping in touch with others and making arrangements for transportation and accommodations. However, this is often at the cost of incurring a large roaming charge, or relying on hotspots for Internet connectivity. In order to remedy this, the airport has installed sets of Smart Screens, which serve as real-time "journey comparison generators." Knowing that most people passing through the terminal are in a hurry, these screens provide live comparisons on price and travel time to get to central London between a taxis and the airport's express train service.