31 Jul '15, 12pm

Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs: Sydne...

The Australian Road and Maritime Services (RMS) have installed displays all over the city using e-paper technology, commonly used for e-books and smartwatches, as a way of keeping the public informed. The partnership of American display designers E Ink and Slovenian platform developers Visionect has brought about the innovation, a remarkably simple and resilient service. Being completely solar-powered , the city’s resources are untouched, and the displays use zero energy when static. The information displayed on the signs is transmitted by the RMS via the 3G network and can be updated at any time, as well as pre-scheduled for events.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/australia-reveals-the-worlds-first-s...

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