By: J.K. Liao and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) A student from Taichung-based Mingdao Junior High School has won a gold medal at the British Invention Show & Awards 2015 for his invention of a light-emitting diode (LED) light system for pedestrian intersection crossings that could enhance pedestrian safety.
The signaling and illuminating system was devised by Deng Li-wei (鄧立維), a second-year student at Mingdao Junior High School, that incorporates crosswalk safety lights with flashing LED crossing signs, to achieve the highest levels of safety for pedestrians, particularly those who are elderly, or visually impaired.
Deng said that to help pedestrians safely cross signalized intersections, he has developed the system that uses the latest technologies and allows pedestrians to clearly see traffic signs and road markings. [FULL STORY]