Hanover’s new touch screen system represents the direction of travel in driver console technology

13 / 12 / 22

Hanover has made a significant step forward in innovation, with the launch of a new driver console featuring the latest in touchscreen technology.

The company has created the new EG4 unit for the public transport sector.

Superseding Hanover’s previous console, the button-operated ERIC, the new EG4 brings a wealth of benefits in an exciting new format, providing a single point of control for all on-bus passenger information.

Used to process internal and external passenger information signage, the EG4 can also be used to provide “next stop” announcements, either directly or by integration with ticket machines and other on-bus equipment.

Housed in the driver’s console, the unit’s design is intuitive, clean and crisp, with the full colour, high resolution screen designed to reduce glare. It is easy to sanitise and fits in with the streamlined look and feel of modern vehicle fleets.

Srdjan Stevanic, Senior Technical Manager at Hanover, said: “The EG4 represents a significant move into new technologies for our console system.

“Users are assured of the same quality and robustness associated with ERIC, which has been in service for over 20 years, but with the added benefits the new system brings.

“These include a greatly improved and more intuitive user experience, as we have focused on making it easier for users to read and navigate their way around the EG4 system.

“There are more features too, which would previously have required a console working together with an on-board computer to deliver.

“Build quality has also been carefully considered, with the overall look offering a more modern, contemporary feel.”

The EG4 – which is directly compatible with ERIC – has ethernet capability, and options for wi-fi and 4G.

Hanover has also focused on a future-proof design, which will enable additional innovations to be included as they become available.

The EG4 has been rolled out globally.

Hanover has a global reputation for innovation in passenger information systems within the public transport industry.

The company employs 200 people in Lewes, near Brighton, and a further 100 staff across the globe.

It was formed in Lewes in 1985 as a designer and manufacturer of passenger information equipment for the public transport industry.

Over the years it has enjoyed sustained growth to become a global business, with subsidiaries in continental Europe, North America and Australia, and partnering agents in other overseas territories throughout the world.