Pedestrian Lights are Being Trialled that Target Smartphone Users

By: Michael Hemsworth - Apr 29, 2016
References: & gizmag
Those that walk around town using their smartphone are naturally more inclined to not notice a light change or walk where they shouldn't, so new pedestrian lights are here to help.

Being trialled in Ausburg, Germany the lights are LED strips that would be embedded into the sidewalk crossings at the city's tram stops. This would allow users to see the blinking red lights when using their smartphone and stop accordingly rather than continue on crossing.

The pedestrian lights are being implemented by Stadtwerke Ausburg, which is the company responsible for providing public works for the city. If successful, the lights could show promise for being implemented in other locations around Europe and the rest of the world.