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Solar Powered 'Smart Stop Sign' Developed To Curb Rural Traffic Crashes

Solar Powered 'Smart Stop Sign' Developed To Curb Rural Traffic Crashes
Mar 30, 2019, 11:16pm
Tanya Mohn

A low-cost, self-powered, intersection detection and warning system to alert rural motorists about potential dangers has the potential to improve driver safety and save lives, according to engineers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) who developed and are testing the new thermal technology.

The warning system, which was announced earlier this month, was designed to detect vehicles and improve the visibility of stop signs. It runs on solar power and is installed on stop signs.

 It is an important safety innovation, the engineers noted, as according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than half of the road crash deaths nationally occur on rural road. And without access to a power supply, rural roads are more likely than others to lack signals and active traffic signage... FULL ARTICLE

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