01/05/2011 08:40 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOOD Design Daily: Eight Smarter Traffic Lights

If you stop to think about it, the humble traffic light, which began appearing on streets in the 1900s, hasn't really evolved at the same rate as our now highly-intelligent vehicles. Even pedestrian crosswalks have a digitized countdown showing walkers how much time is left, while drivers are left guessing just how much yellow is left in that light--often choosing to err on the side of a potential accident. Over at Web Urbanist, they've collected eight innovative traffic lights that have discovered smarter ways to tell vehicles when it's OK to go.

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