Weather conditions and poor lighting can often combine to make crosswalks and intersections difficult to spot, especially at night, but Hanyoung Lee may have the answer with his Virtual Wall concept. Using lasers to create a wall of light that illuminates crossing areas, the system is certainly highly visible - and highly futuristic.

Unfortunately, there is already talk of using the system to display ads called 'adlights' or 'traffic ads' to drivers stopped at red lights.

Still, the advantage to pedestrian safety would be great - there could be no excuse for missing such a large and vibrant display. The technology is still just in the conceptual stages, however, and no plans for production have yet been announced.

Via: Winding Road