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Designers in Asia have created prototype traffic lights for the colourblind
Autocar
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28 June 2010

Designers in Asia have created prototype traffic lights for the colourblind, using different shapes for each light.

The design features a triangular red stop light, a circular amber light and a square green light.

However, critics have already pointed out that colourblind people have driven for decades without problems simply by knowing the positioning and sequencing of traffic lights.

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Symanski 29 June 2010

Re: Traffic light for the colourblind

Isn't the real solution to put Braille on the traffic lights? You could do it on the pumps too.

mantaray 28 June 2010

Re: Traffic light for the colourblind

Peter Cavellini wrote:
it's about time that putting the wrong fuel in your car was a thing of the past too!

You could of course read the label on the pump before filling up....that would work too

The Colonel 28 June 2010

Re: Traffic light for the colourblind

Peter Cavellini wrote:
it might save thousands for drivers who mis-fuel

People that do that deserve everything they get...though as a designer that has an office in Asia I have come up with a traffic light solution for the colour blind. Vocal Traffic Lights.

It's a simple device, a very large speaker mounted atop the light pole that simply shouts the colour of the light illuminated.

Simplicity by the bucket load...and not a single spy penguin on the horizon.

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