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Solar Powered Glass Crosswalk Sign Mixes Sci-Fi With Reality

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Innovation is what’s driving society further, whether it is within technology or not. When it is actually something technological, there are a bunch of benefits that can be reaped from it, until the power goes out that is. We see a lot of technological concept designs here at Bit Rebels. They are sent to us in piles, but half of them are either wishful thinking or just not perfected yet. However, the innovative solar powered glass crosswalk sign is a plausible solution worth taking a closer look at.

Designer Aibek Almasov could be on to something here. We know there is a lot of technology entering our infrastructure all around the world these days, so why not incorporate this crosswalk sign into it all as well? The solar powered glass crosswalk sign is actually quite nifty when you think about it. Not only does it make it easier to spot, but it also saves energy and can be programmed for a whole lot more features than the analog signs we see on our streets today.

The drawback would be that the crosswalk sign is solar powered, so it probably wouldn’t do so well in countries like England for example. But then again, solar power cells have become immensely optimized in the last few years, and they could probably save up enough energy for a couple weeks of rain or so. The energy saving sign is in constant ‘off’ mode until it is actually touched. It’s a feature that could definitely benefit our energy consumption in the world. Of course, the duration of the sign can be reprogrammed depending on the length of the crossing.

With innovation driving the most complex devices these days, I wouldn’t be surprised if a concept design like this actually makes it into a reality one day soon. When I think about it, this particular crosswalk sign has another drawback. What about blind people? If the sign is in constant ‘off’ mode until it’s touched, how is a blind person supposed to hear it to locate it and activate it? Maybe that is something the designer wouldn’t mind refining a little bit before we go and plop down these innovative glass signs all around the world, right?

Aibek Almasov’s Solar Powered Glass Crosswalk Sign

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Author: Richard Darell

 

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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