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Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?

by Lambert Varias
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Back in 2012 we found out about StreetPong, a concept for a fun way to encourage pedestrians to wait for the Walk sign to go off before crossing a street. Sandro Engel, Amelie Künzler and Holger Michel came up with the idea. Now Sandro and Amelie have set up their own company, Urban Invention, to develop the safety device, which they now call ActiWait.

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Last November, Urban Invention installed a working prototype of ActiWait in Hildesheim, Germany. The company is currently raising funds on Indiegogo to further develop ActiWait. The company thinks of adding other distractions for pedestrians, such as news feeds, a navigation helper, traffic rules for children, surveys and even a speed dating service. Here’s the prototype in action:

Look both ways then cross to Urban Invention and HAWK University’s website to learn more about ActiWait.

[via Colossal]



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