Flashing crosswalk to stop people on mobile phones from getting run over
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Spotted: South Korea has introduced a new crosswalk system with flashing lights and laser beams to stop pedestrians from walking into traffic and to get drivers to slow down. Government organisation, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), developed the system with "smartphone zombies" -- people who never look up from their phones -- in mind. Thermal imaging cameras trigger the warning. Electronic noticeboards positioned on each side of the crosswalk flash alerts for drivers, and LED lights embedded in the road light up. Pedestrians with the crosswalk app receive a vibrating text alert, and a laser projects a warning…
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