High-tech crosswalk uses radar, lights to stop phone-related crashes
By: Emily Thornton
Posted: Mar 26, 2019 5:42 AM CDT
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(CBS 58) – Experts say a high-tech crosswalk in South Korea hopes to prevent pedestrian vs. car crashes.
According to CNET, the high-tech crosswalk using thermal imaging cameras and radar to detect pedestrians. Lights installed along the crosswalk then flicker to alert drivers and people.
A warning image is projected onto the road to warn any people looking down. The system can also be paired with an app that sends a warning message directly to a person’s phone warning them of nearby cars.
The crosswalk costs more than $13,000. South Korean officials say they believe more crosswalks will be installed across the country.