LNER seat sensors to reduce need to stand
Sensors which detect whether a seat is free have been rolled out. London
North Eastern Railway (LNER) has begun using the technology above seats on all its trains to make it easier for passengers to avoid having to stand. The system, first trialled in August, detects which seats are occupied by activating beam sensors between each station the train stops at.Passengers can view digital maps showing free seats by connecting their smartphones to the onboard wi-fi.