Transparent AR Windows Transform Bus Rides Into History Lessons [Video]
Public transportation buses that educate commuters about historically accurate events using smart screens.
Public transportation commuting is not the most exciting thing to do, but luckily artist Ilse Heesterbeek found a way around the problem. By installing GPS-enabled smart screens onto public bus windows, Heesterbeek uses history and augmented reality to retell the story of the local surroundings, and finds a way to make the ride a little more enjoyable. She calls the project History Travels With You.Â Â
The projected historical scenes and narratives are important events that took place years or decades ago. On the bus ride, people will get a chance to see herds of cows on the passing landscape that signifies a former cattle market. Hot-air balloon sitings are also geo-synchronized to appear as soon as the bus passes by a specific part of town. Short enough to keep your attention, but detailed enough to offer insightful information, these mini-lessons are a great way familiarize yourself with the city.
This is her 2013 graduation project, and was on display at the DAE during Dutch Design Week.