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Cycling is one of the quickest ways to get across London, and soon adaptive traffic lights could make pedal-power even faster. Transport for London (TfL) is testing a system that detects groups of cyclists and, where possible, keeps the lights green for a little longer than usual. The problem bein...

June 5th 2015 at 6:40am 0 Comments
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In the great pantheon of things unlikely to happen, this IBM idea ranks pretty highly, but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad one. Big Blue has applied for a patent covering a sophisticated new traffic lights system, which judges how long cars have to wait and sends them ominous-sounding "stop-...

May 26th 2010 at 7:19am 0 Comments
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A number of cold weather American states are reporting their dismay at finding out that LED traffic lights are so energy efficient that they do not produce enough excess heat to dissipate any snow that covers them. It turns out, perhaps in an homage to bad engineering everywhere, that the inefficien...

December 17th 2009 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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We can only imagine that at least a few staffers over at Art Lebedev Studios get paid to do nothing but conjure up ideas, because this one is just marvelous. And marvelously simple, but that's beside the point. The Luxofor traffic light concept improves upon a nearly archaic design that still relie...

November 22nd 2008 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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Taking up the gauntlet brashly thrown down a few weeks ago by Taiwan, the Spanish city of Seville has launched a diabolical scheme to replace its halogen and incandescent traffic lights with LEDs. The switch to the new system will be undertaken gradually and will cost the town nearly €2.3 milli...

July 16th 2007 at 2:56am 0 Comments
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Taiwan, always known to one-up the global marketplace when it comes to traffic control and street lighting, has announced that within the next three years all of its traffic lights will become LED based. The country's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has budgeted roughly NT$229 million ($7 millio...

July 4th 2007 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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In an attempt to communicate more clearly to people when he is "busy" on his computer, one DIY'er in Japan has created the TrafficStop, an LED traffic light that interfaces with some custom Mac software and displays information in the familiar and easy-to-read three light system, updating the light...

June 28th 2007 at 2:16pm 0 Comments