Bus company replaces ticket machines with bluetooth beacons

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Bluetooth beacon technology is being used to solve a wide range of problems. In a Mumbai slum, beacons are used to help local trades peoples compete with online e-commerce by messaging passersby with smartphones. And in the USA, an agent-free real estate startup is using the technology to transmit information about houses on the market to those visiting as potential buyers. Now in Northern England, a shuttle service is trialing a bluetooth ticketing system using beacons.

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