Virtual Plasma Crosswalks Will Protect Pedestrians

On congested city streets with many pedestrians, couriers and drivers, it is often difficult to cross. Many things are going on the same time, and even the best of drivers make an error here and there. The pedestrian has his/her own responsibility as well, looking and making sure they are out of harm’s way, but still…accidents happen and should be prevented.

The Virtual Wall is envisioned to reduce the amount of hits (pedestrians or vehicles). It is a wall created with plasma laser beams, which is to be placed on congested streets.


Based on stoplight colors and both vehicle and pedestrian territories, the timing will turn this virtual wall on. As people pass on the crosswalk, the wall’s early presence will prompt drivers to stop early enough, no vehicle could break the laser beams, thereby decreasing casualties (hopefully).

A great concept by Hanyoung Lee which we may run across (or walk) in the near future.


Via: YankoDesign

46 thoughts on “Virtual Plasma Crosswalks Will Protect Pedestrians

  1. microwaveb.

    Can someone please explain the very scientific looking diagram midway through the article to me?

    From what I can gather:

    ‘car’s territory’ divided by ‘paying attention squared’ = traffic safety over ‘pedestrians territory’ to the power of ‘traffic light awareness’

    Anyway, Why don’t they just set up a teleportation portal on either side of the road or create cars that can pass through the human body?


    ‘this in no way means they still arent possible ever seen a hallogram like on a base ball card possibly’

    – exactly idiots, I couldn’t have put it better myself.

    ‘Morons, all of you… stomping on innovation is retarded. Ever hear of String Theory? or M theory?’ -Satellites that are sensitive enough to detect gravity that comes from an unknown location (simplified version of how they work, and the unknown location, if going yb string theory, is parallel worlds)

    OOOOH someone’s been watching HBO – now let’s have the non simplified version and an explanation as to how the f@ck that is relevent to this article.


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