Technology in public places can make daily life more convenient, especially if you are a person who relies on public transportation to get around. Trend Hunter PR Specialist Misel Saban counts down her favorite examples of connected commute, from solar bench chargers to digital bus shelter advertisements and augmented reality ads.
To advertise their Sunset Overdrive video game, Microsoft used a bus stop to host a sneaky live event. In Boston, stylish and modern wooden benches were covered with solar panels, allowing people to charge mobile devices like phones and mp3 players on the go. In another bus-based example, Pepsi Max used augmented reality technology in public places to prank commuters with window panes. Meanwhile the Miami Ad School merged the Kindle app, benches and beacon technology to send you books in reference to where you are.