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Newly Installed Bollards Shooting Water at Jaywalkers in China

Lasers, water vapor, shouting bollards, and facial recognition have all been deployed in the city of Daye in China to control traffic and pedestrians.
April 24, 2018, 2pm PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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A mid-sized Chinese city in Hubei province is shooting water vapor at jaywalkers. The city has a new installation at a busy intersection. "It consists of five yellow bollards arranged along the road. The lower three spray water vapour when sensors indicate someone is walking on a red light," Straits Times reports. It will also shine lasers and give voice commands to walkers crossing against the light.

The system is also equipped with facial recognition software, a technology that is ascendant in China.

Officials from Daye say that if the system helps stop pedestrians from crossing against lights, they will look to install more around the city.

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Published on Friday, April 20, 2018 in The Straits Times
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