#To walk on the street staring at the display #smartphone, with his eyes down, is very dangerous, yet more and more people do it. And accidents, even fatal, are not lacking in Italy either. Whether it's to send a message on WhatsApp, to interact with Facebook friends or to search for creatures to be captured, we pay less and less attention to where we put our feet.
The designer Büro North thought about solving the problem, with an idea that could save the lives of pedestrians who just can't give up their smartphone. His invention is called Smart Tactile Paving System and it is in fact a series of LEDs positioned on the ground near traffic lights and intersections. The lights illuminate with different colors depending on whether it is possible to continue and cross or if you have to stop. An economical solution, able to attract the attention of even the most distracted pedestrians, who always have their heads bowed towards the phone.
The system works just like a traffic light: with the green light you can pass, with the red one you have to stop. But until this system - or others - is installed, it will be good to be careful and maybe put your cell phone in your pocket!