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Newly Installed Bollards Shooting Water at Jaywalkers in China
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.