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# Advanced Math/Bus ticketing machine.

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Dear Prof Scott

The Bus ticketing machine is used for issuing Bus tickets to passengers.

Do you feel that it can be useful to enhanced to have push buttons Triggered by Bus conductor to raise a Bell ring which will inform the driver to stop or start the Bus?.

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Prashant

I think that would be a great idea.  All that needs to be done is to put a toggle switch at the bus stop that a person who wishes to ride can push.  The driver of the bus would have a light that would alert him when there was a rider at the next stop.

Perhaps a series of lights, one for each stop on the route, would be even more useful.  There should also be a timer put in at the bus stop to alert the people who looked at how long until the next bus should arrive.

I'm sure with the way computers are going at the headquarters there could be a giant screen for each bus route.  It would have a light for all the buses on that route and a light for each station where passengers were waiting.  They could even have a tally to electronically count the number of passengers on board each bus.

There could also be a light sensor to detect when evening was falling.  Perhaps many buses always have their lights on, but this would turn the lights on as dusk was approaching.  There could also be a sensor for moisture on the window as whether or not to turn the wipers on.  There would still be manual switches for the lights and wipers, of course.

What about that?  Any more stuff to put sensors on?

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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Dear Prof Scott Thanks. Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

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