Play ‘Pong’ on this new traffic light while waiting to cross the street
Are you ever bored while waiting to cross the street? This new traffic light lets people play ‘Pong’ while waiting to cross.
A couple of designers out in Germany are trying to make traffic lights cool again.
If you’ve ever been to a major city, then you’ll know jaywalking is not an option. Try running across a street in downtown Manhattan and you’ll know how angels are made. Seriously, those traffic lights for pedestrians are there for a reason – so you don’t die.
However, getting people to stand in the same spot, having to look at their smartphones like neanderthals, is so yesterday. This is why Sandro Engel and Amelie Künzler designed a straight-forward version of the game Pong for pedestrians to entertain themselves with while waiting to cross the street.
“I thought the time waiting at a traffic light is really boring,” Engel says. “I want to transform the boring time to an awesome time.”