The automobile industry has been in existence for a very long time. Within this timeline there is a great revolution that has been experienced. This technology, therefore, has seen a constant and a continuous development an implementation of new technology. There are however other aspects of transportation. The extravehicular safety, signage, traffic control infrastructure among others have received a slower development pace. The development in these areas have been taking place very little. It is not comparable to the level of development the automobile itself have seen.
There are few developments aiding to road safety over the last decade. This has been prompted by the increasing deaths through road accidents. Measures have to be put in place to enhance smooth flow of traffic.
Traffic lights have been used over a century. Since the rise of the incandescent round bulb, three automated color lights have been in place. To switch from the incandescent bulbs to the LED technology, there is a technological development done. In the short run this has been considered much costlier. You will spend less energy when working with the LEDs. Their efficiency is up to 98%. The cases of burn bulbs are over. The signals can be used concurrently like the green light which can show turning as straight in a different instance. The left turn signal, for instance, can become easier to operate as well saving on energy.
Have you ever pictured the used of square lights instead of the normal circular lights. These lights have a large illuminated area thus they have a larger field.
There are arioso countries that have seen to it the development of the countdown lighting which is a new technology and very efficient. Who likes waiting. Waiting for the lights when you are just settled on the line is where the challenge comes in. The patient is tested as you must get to your destination. The countdown light, however, gives the driver a visual cue of how long they will wait with countdown. Another benefit is that they get to see the time they are able to see the intersection of green and red light.
Other amazing traffic development includes the idea of smart traffic light system. The smart system analyzes the traffic through the real-time basis. If there too many cars backed up on the red light, it will adjust the traffic light to ease the congestion.
Lighting the path is the other technology used on the roads. Road illumination and cat eyes have been the standard methods used to see in the dark. The driver is able to understand the direction to follow. The cat’s eye has been used in the roads since a century go.