Springfield company, Sensible Innovations, has won METRO Magazine’s 2017 Innovative Solutions Award for the implementation of AWARE at one of the busiest bus stations in New York.
The award will be shared between Sensible Innovations and Transdev, the company that operates Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center, Nassau Inter-county Express’ (NICE).
In May, Sensible Innovations installed Bluetooth electronic sensors, or iBeacons, throughout the bus station, which allows users to navigate the bus bays, ticket machines, and restrooms independently if they download the app.
Rasha Said, Sensible Innovations CEO, said she was delighted about the award. “Since launching the AWARE app at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, we have placed iBeacons in five states in the US and in London, UK. NICE has provided Sensible Innovations the chance to show the positive impact of AWARE.”
METRO Magazine is a trade publication for bus and rail transit and motor coach operators, published monthly since 1904.
The AWARE app is available for free download through the Apple App Store and Google Play.