|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Science, Nature & Technology

Tokyo Metro Tests App to Help Pregnant Women Find Seats

TOKYO – The Tokyo Metro and two Japanese telecom companies started testing on Monday a pioneering messaging application to help pregnant women get seats while using public transport.

The Ginza line of the Tokyo Metro will be used until Friday to test the feasibility of the app, which enables pregnant women to send a message – through the Line messaging app – to already registered users nearby who support the initiative by offering their seats.

The system has been developed by Dai Nippon Printing Company, which aims to help people who are ready to offer their seats but fail to notice that pregnant women are nearby, according to a company statement.

The pregnant women can send a message after boarding the train, which reaches only the nearby users, who in turn specify their location and leave the seat for the women, the first service of its kind according to the developers.

The app comes as Japan faces a low birth rate crisis and a rapidly aging population, opening the possibility that the app could also be used for the elderly and differently abled people in the future.

“We still have not fixed a launch date,” a spokesperson of Dai Nippon Printing told EFE – while the company focuses on testing the app’s efficiency.

At present, there are no plans to launch the app internationally.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved