Two London buses are being equipped with free WiFi under a trial which could eventually see the facility expended to the entire bus network.
Transport for London has partnered with Bluepod Media to fit WiFi to one bus on route 12 and one route RV1 bus, allowing passengers to Tweet, email and browse the web.
The organisation says it hopes to attract a sponsor to support the costs of any permanent roll-out.
TfL is also trialling the use of screens showing the availability of seats on the top deck of buses and new passenger information screens which provide real time progress and details of interchanges on a localised map.
Simon Reed, TfL’s Head of Technical Services Group, said: “London buses have always led the way with new technology on its network, benefiting the millions of passengers who make the most of the extensive network every day.
“Innovation is a key theme of the Year of the Bus and we have worked with our suppliers to find new and innovative ways to further improve the experience of our passengers.”