| Emailthis TrendEmail | Full Article (TrendHunter.com/id/175255)

Laser-Guided Street Corners
The Guardian Crosswalk Ensures Safe Passage for Pedestrians


By: Michael Hines (Superstar) Dec 1, 12
{SummaryTitle}

The Guardian Crosswalk is designed to make street corners safer for both pedestrians and drivers. Designer Hojoon Lim’s ingenious concept uses lasers as a barrier to prevent over-eager pedestrians from crossing and to ensure that cars stay out of crosswalks.

The Guardian Crosswalk functions a lot like a normal crosswalk. Lighted pillars alert pedestrians as to when they can and can’t cross. However, the key difference between contemporary crosswalks and the Guardian are the latter’s lasers. The lasers are active at all times and are used to either shield those crossing from cars or to keep pedestrians safely on the sidewalk as they wait to cross.

The Guardian Crosswalk puts a fresh and functional spin on a design that currently leaves a lot to be desired. Here’s hoping the lasers aren’t designed to function like lightsabers; Crossing early or late could be quite painful.



Source: yankodesign
Readmore: joonas.tistory



Related Trends:


High-Tech Traffic Safety
TrendHunter.com/id/17703



Solar-Powered Quad Crosswalks
TrendHunter.com/id/72688



Split-Screen Traffic Lights
TrendHunter.com/id/87346



Googly-Eyed Crosswalks
TrendHunter.com/id/168431



Sculptural Crossing Guards
TrendHunter.com/id/135225



Yoga Traffic Lights
TrendHunter.com/id/106723



Time-SensitiveTraffic Signals
TrendHunter.com/id/170660



International Crisis-Commemorating Crosswalks
TrendHunter.com/id/166882



Competitive Street Corner Games
TrendHunter.com/id/166806




Copyright © TREND HUNTER Inc.. All Rights Reserved.