Date: October 9, 2017
- Haque showed Auto Express several scenarios where the road surface would change colour and pattern to suit different events.
- A revolutionary new LED road capable of detecting pedestrians and warning road users of hazards has been revealed in London. The world’s first responsive road, developed by urban design technologists Umbrellium for insurer Direct Line, uses high definition cameras and LED technology embedded in the road surface and it could significantly cut the number of road accidents in the future.
- As the van slowed down, the road surface quickly turned red and warned the cyclist that a second pedestrian still had to cross.
- The road surface is made of high-impact plastic that Haque says could be embedded into asphalt in the future and is capable of withstanding heavy traffic.
- Inside the plastic are over 660 LED lights that can be programmed to change colour and create patterns, such as a pedestrian crossing or warnings for road cyclists and cars.
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