LNER seat sen­sors to re­duce need to stand

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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.

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