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trains

Wi-Fi signs in trains

Wi-Fi signs on train doors will be noticed by passengers only when they’re about to get off:

Thameslink

But Wi-Fi signs on windows will be immediately noticed because they’re constantly looked at:

Moscow Metro
 No comments   29 d   design   trains

Train door buttons

Bad: levers

Bad: buttons that are located in a weird place

Bad: buttons that make fingers bleed

Good: those that aren’t any of the above

Excellent: those that remember that you pressed them

Obviously, all buttons should be responsive to touches in gloves. There should be no buttons on trains that only go through a closed space.

Added on May 29, 2020: Buttons should not be used during the coronavirus pandemic.

 No comments   1 y   design   trains   user interface   video

Driverless trains

How have driverless trains still not replaced normal ones? I get the situation with cars, as they need approvals and laws, but trains are different.

Moscow metro directors say that the intervals will be longer than with traditional drivers, but this can’t possibly be real. There is much more communication between driverless trains that between normal ones, so the intervals would be the same or smaller. Sure, the technology may need upgrading, but this is a no-brainer for a worthwhile investment.

I’ve been in several driverless trains: Paris’s airport shuttle, Milan’s M5 line, London’s DLR, the Turin metro, Pisa’s airport shuttle. They all work really well and insure more security than regular trains.

Don’t procrastinate, automate!

 No comments   2018   automation   trains