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

Triangular? Which begs the question: Why are traffic lights round? Would not square ones be cheaper to manufacture and easier for drivers and pedestrians to read? Just a passing thought ...

28 June 2010

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28 June 2010

Round lenses are cheaper to make (although maybe it's all plastic now?)

28 June 2010

I'm not sure who the target is, but somewhere along the line, this is a wind-up, surely.

Tell us about a fancy new bridge, and we get to know who the architect is, where he is and what he had for breakfast, but for this, "designers in Asia"; please, be more broad.

Besides, in the picture, aren't red and amber reversed?

Meanwhile, penquins in Antartica have developed new ways to hijack passing ships.

28 June 2010

[quote amulu]

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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28 June 2010

[quote The Colonel]Meanwhile, penquins in Antartica have developed new ways to hijack passing ships.[/quote]

Heard that in the news too. Apparently they dress up a seals and storm the ship.....

28 June 2010

[quote Symanski] Apparently they dress up a seals and storm the ship..... [/quote]Mossad? Those Zionist birds are a menace.

28 June 2010

[quote Los Angeles][quote Symanski] Apparently they dress up a seals and storm the ship..... [/quote]Mossad? Those Zionist birds are a menace.[/quote]

So, Israeli penguins, disguised as seals, bearing Irish passports, have hijacked a ship en-route to deliver its cargo of bizzarely shaped traffic lights.

How long before this is "Breaking News" on Autocar?

28 June 2010

Wonderful, what next........blind dogs for the guides!

Have they been paid to work this out? how about leaving things as they are, some things do not need changing.

28 June 2010

[quote Jon Hardcastle]Have they been paid to work this out? how about leaving things as they are, some things do not need changing.[/quote]

I'm colour blind, and I can tell which light is which no problem. However, red lights are really not bright at all for me. At night I can barely seperate them from other lights near by, which has led to me actually going through a few of them. Making them triangular won't make any difference to that.

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