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Would an Hourglass Traffic Light Work Better?

Jul 11, 2013


This interesting new traffic light design was created by Thanva Tivawong. LED lights trickle down like sand in a virtual hourglass, letting you know when the light will change. I actually find this to be pretty confusing the more I look at it—a simple numerical countdown or a design might be clearer—but Tivawong's proposal does make you think about the opportunities for improving traffic lights.