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See Me — making public transport more accessible for everyone

See Me is a ground-breaking app developed by SAGE's Cassie Hames, a software programmer who is legally blind. Frustrated by being regularly left behind at her bus stop, Cassie began working on a solution.

The result? See Me, a fully integrated app that delivers notifications to public transport users when the bus is approaching, and when it is about to reach the destination.

See Me is bridging the gap between drivers and their passengers in a significant step towards inclusive public transport, aiming to reduce anxiety and make travel more accessible and independent for everyone.

Cassie Hames in front of bus holding cane
A passenger is holding a phone with the See Me app running, looking for nearby stops.

How does See Me work?

See Me grants users the ability to remotely hail buses via an in-app request. Once the request is made, users will receive updates when the bus is approaching their pickup and drop-off stops.  

At the same time, See Me triggers notifications to the bus driver, either via using the bus “bell” system or with a visual notification on a built-in display.

With this method, both the driver is informed that they need to pull over, and the user is updated via the app with spoken, visual, and haptic notifications, ensuring that no one gets left behind.

VIDEO: See Me's development journey


Trialling now in Australia

South Australia

See Me is on trial for six months with the support of the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT), Adelaide Metro, and Torrens Transit, on the following bus services:

  • 98A, 98C, 99A and 99C City Connector


In collaboration with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Translink, See Me is part of a closed user testing trial.

New South Wales

See Me is trialling in Port Macquarie with Busways as part of the Bus Boarding Assistant Innovation Challenge.

Be a part of the trial

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Catch your bus with confidence.


Download the See Me: Bus Signalling app and be part of the trial to develop the app from a proof-of-concept to a scalable solution.

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More to Explore

See Me app wins Initiative of the Year at 2023 Australian Access Awards

See Me won Initiative of the Year at the 2023 Australian Access Awards, which recognises both individuals and organisations who deliver exceptional outcomes for Australians living with disability.

Bus ride app to increase independence for passengers 

Read the ABC News article to learn more about the See Me app launch, what motivated Cassie Hames to develop the app, and why the SA Transport Minister believes the innovation could be one of the most significant innovations in public transport.

iMOVE provides $500,000 in funding for See Me as part of the Impact Extension Program

iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre is funding SAGE Automation's See Me project to help revolutionise accessibility in the public transport sector for everyone.


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