iBEACONS IN ACTION
In the example above, the pedestrian is using customized narrative directions that explain how to walk from the bus stop to the subway entrance. As the traveler nears the destination, the ibeacons provide additional real-time support, confirming the location of the Main Street escalator entrance ahead.
iBeacon function and purpose
iBeacons are placed at all relevant locations within venues, including entry and exit points. These ibeacons work with the ClickAndGo iPhone App, providing landmark identification, hazard and construction announcements and location specific orientation support.
Construction and emergency situations
Specific iBeacons are dedicated to emergency and construction-related announcements. Information of importance to all passengers, such as alternative route advice or real-time emergency announcements, is provided as needed.
Narrative route support in real time
iBeacons provide real-time landmark identification and orientation support to travelers using ClickAndGo’s narrative directions on-site. Directions and virtual tours can also be comfortably reviewed before travelers leave their home.
iBeacon placement and wayfinding challenges
ClickAndGo conducts venue assessments and prepares customized narrative maps. However, large venues inevitably include challenging travel areas that lack any helpful tactile or acoustic cues. ClickAndGo venue assessments will identify these areas, and support the installation of iBeacons that specifically address and alleviate such navigation challenges.
ClickAndGo Virtual Kiosks are a seamless addition to existing info kiosks, making the same information and more fully accessible to the visually impaired.
ClickAndGo tactile maps are an excellent complement to ClickAndGo Navigation. Accessible to everyone, they facilitate a spatial understanding of one’s environment and enhance independence.
In the example below, the pedestrian has followed customized directions from the subway station entrance, through the fare gate area and to the platform. After passing the fare gates, a real time message is given via iBeacon technology that reminds the traveler of the platform edge ahead.