A report by class 5C
To prepare us for our Borough Stem project, we were visited by a team of TFL engineers to learn about how computers and maths are used in everyday life.
We learnt that buses have GPS tracking devices which are able to control and influence the change in traffic lights.
We learnt that oyster cards contain micro computers or chips which help TFL count the number of commuters automatically. We compared this to many years ago when TFL workers would count the tickets by hand. Did you know that it would take a group of TFL workers 6 months to count 3 days worth of tickets! Now this happens in a matter of seconds.
We also learnt that the mayor of London is encouraging us to use more public transport.
A big thank you to TFL for visiting us.