Starling Crossing Can Visually Modify Roads and Crosswalks

 - Oct 12, 2017
References: umbrellium & digitaltrends
Starling Crossing is an interactive roadway paving concept which would enable crosswalks to be visually modified based on its surroundings.

The system uses object tracking and LEDs to adjust the road markings based on what is happening in real time. For example, the road could warn drivers of potentially dangerous situations -- like a child running across the street -- by creating a buffer around the individual, indicating the situation further in advance. Additionally, the interactive surface could take weather conditions into account, creating a buffer that would help vehicles avoid collisions. The system would also offer school zone protection, steering polluting vehicles away from child-heavy crossings.

Essentially, Starling Crossing would learn road patterns over time, adjusting its markings accordingly to help keep drivers and pedestrians safe.