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City Of The Future

Crosswalks of the Future?

The Plasma Laser Crosswalk

Hanyoung Lee has come up with an creative new crosswalk design which creates a virtual wall using ‘plasma lasers.’ The lasers are at a low enough strength so as to not burn holes through cars or pedestrians, and project an image of people crossing the street in red. The virtual wall has an increase ability to slow drivers down and stop. The barrier causes what could be called an “I don’t want to drive into a wall” effect.

While its definitely going to be a while before we see any thing like this in our cities this could quite possibly be what cross walks of the future may look like.

Not your average crosswalk

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  1. [...] up with an innovative and winning proposal for protecting pedestrians on our city streets. The last one involved plasma lasers and other high tech futurism, but this one is rather remarkable in its simplicity and immediate [...]

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