Traffic Lights Gets Smarter

The Control Safety Traffic Light Concept features an LED display that gradually changes the colors from Red to Green, with the Amber (or Yellow) fading in and out; between the changes. Solar panels and a security camera are integrated into the design for obvious reasons, and the whole thing works in conjunction with similarly designed pedestrian lights. Two features make this different from rest of the concepts seen before; emergency vehicles (police, ambulance, fire brigade trucks) are detected from a distance via “smart sensors” and thus the lights change automatically to facilitate their quick passage. The other thing is that it can display info like road condition, weather, etc., for the drivers sitting idle at the stop sign.

Designer: Roberto Vackflores for CRAB Diseño Industria

39 Comments

  • everlastingz says:

    transition between the colours could be a bit smoother… the growing yellow may not be very visible from far

  • everlastingz says:

    transition between the colours could be a bit smoother… the growing yellow may not be very visible from far

  • mif991 says:

    This one deserves a trial in any downtown intersection. Good job and good luck with it.

  • mif991 says:

    This one deserves a trial in any downtown intersection. Good job and good luck with it.

  • Grey says:

    I think its an awesome idea, its a about time we have some good looking lights. The Solar panel is the selling feature here, so I'd suggest cleaning that up nicely, in a way that its also cost effective. Nice job.

  • Grey says:

    I think its an awesome idea, its a about time we have some good looking lights. The Solar panel is the selling feature here, so I'd suggest cleaning that up nicely, in a way that its also cost effective. Nice job.

  • Richard says:

    In St. Petersburg I saw traffic lights for pedestrians indicating seconds left to green.
    As a Dutchman, accustomed to all people walking through red, I was stunned by the disciplined behaviour, and think that it might be related to those seconds left to green !
    In some German / Austrian city's they blink some standard amount of yellow flashes before green for motorised traffic: might be working the same way.

  • Richard says:

    In St. Petersburg I saw traffic lights for pedestrians indicating seconds left to green.
    As a Dutchman, accustomed to all people walking through red, I was stunned by the disciplined behaviour, and think that it might be related to those seconds left to green !
    In some German / Austrian city's they blink some standard amount of yellow flashes before green for motorised traffic: might be working the same way.

  • maquetasyprototipos says:

    cool

  • maquetasyprototipos says:

    cool

  • Eric says:

    I like the idea, but it doesn't account for some other signals, such as a green arrow indicating a protected turn, and it doesn't account for area specific signals. Also, the traffic lights in the US have three lights for a reason. The lights go top to bottom red, yellow, then green, in order for colorblind drivers to be sure of the instruction.

  • Eric says:

    I like the idea, but it doesn't account for some other signals, such as a green arrow indicating a protected turn, and it doesn't account for area specific signals. Also, the traffic lights in the US have three lights for a reason. The lights go top to bottom red, yellow, then green, in order for colorblind drivers to be sure of the instruction.

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