Finally, the countdown traffic light

3 12 2009

Countdown Traffic Light

Just one look at this countdown traffic light and you know it’s a great idea. A progress bar on a stop light? We’re on board with that. Besides alleviating frustration, designer Damjan Stanković sees his idea saving energy — when motorists know there’s plenty of time until the light turns green, they’ll shut their engines off to conserve fuel.

This design concept should be immediately implemented on every traffic signal in the world. Maybe the countdown feature could be used on the yellow and green lights, too. This can’t be difficult to make, either, since many traffic lights are already using LEDs that could be easily rearranged.

Countdown Traffic Light

Countdown Traffic Light

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