In London, testing a smart pedestrian crossing

In London, testing of a smart pedestrian crossing began. A 22-meter-long zebra is made up of LEDs that signal when pedestrians, cyclists or motorists need to move. The zebra turns green automatically. It can increase in width, depending on the number of people walking along it. The new system was developed by the insurance company Direct Line.

According to the developers, the new pedestrian crossing was created in accordance with modern trends: often pedestrians do not pay attention to traffic lights, as they look at their smartphones.

Smart zebra will also highlight the space around the walking pedestrian, signaling that it can be in the blind zone of the driver. If a person decides to cross the road without observing the rules, the signs on the crossing become red.