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Created in a joint effort to make highways a little safer for animals, the DeerDeter Roadside System emits an audio and visual warning for animals when an automobile is approaching.
The system is activated by a vehicle’s headlights and promptly sounds an alarm to warn nearby animals, specifically deer. The auditory warning is a predator’s call while the light system turns on to resemble the eyes of an enemy in the dark. The system is placed strategically around known migration paths and helps to ensure the deer in the area remain protected. Moreover, the system can aid to encourage deer to cross at designated spots along highway routes.
While the original design is being implemented across select test grounds, developers are working on a more advanced version that can be installed across the United States.