Canopy Shows Tube Travelers What’s Going on Above Ground
Canopy is a dynamic e-paper display fixed to train ceiling panels and would display the landmarks and environments above ground to passengers who are trying their hardest not to make eye-contact with their fellow travelers.
Canopy also provides day and night skies, with ‘ambient’ weather animations – this should do away with any surprise changes that our wonderful weather may otherwise have in store. We’ve all been there – it’s winter at the start of your journey and then nigh on tropical at the other end.
It would also make the ceiling prime QR code packing advertising real-estate – just imagine whizzing past/under an attraction and then being able to purchase tickets by scanning the code displayed on Canopy.
The real info needed to power Canopy would be stored on an embedded PC on the train carriage and updated at the depot or in stations and tunnels that have newly installed Wi-Fi.
Would this be cool or just freak you out when you go under The Thames?