Here’s a look at the big DV LED screens that have been installed in the transport stations below the new parts of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
They’re Samsung displays that, I assume, will be used mainly to promote specific events and main sponsors week to week in what is theoretically a situation that has some dwell time. Event attendees takes escalators down to a station, use an app, and wait for a Tesla to scoop them up and run them over to another hall via bored tunnels and, by the looks of it, above ground.
It’s a smart place to put big screens, but like many people I am not all that sold on the whole concept of individual cars (with drivers, at the moment!) rolling slowly through tunnels somehow being positioned as a glimpse of the future.
We’ve all been to airports that have autonomous light rail systems running between terminals – outside, underground or, with Detroit, inside the terminal. Those things would move a lot more people per hour than what’s possible here. It won’t begin to handle the crowd volumes at major shows like CES.