Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

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

 |  |  |  |  |  December 8, 2014


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.

actiwait-traffic-light-pong-for-pedestrians-by-urban-invention

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]



Murderville (Trailer)

Murderville (Trailer)

Phantom Deck Table + Benches

Phantom Deck Table + Benches

Making a Triple-Arrow Mini Crossbow

Making a Triple-Arrow Mini Crossbow

2023 Toyota Sequoia SUV Revealed and It Looks Really Good

2023 Toyota Sequoia SUV Revealed and It Looks Really Good

Concepts from Future Past: Pininfarina Model X

Concepts from Future Past: Pininfarina Model X

General Motors Warns Dealers Charging Market Adjustments

General Motors Warns Dealers Charging Market Adjustments

Advertisement