Bright Sparks and Smart Studs

A NZ company working in conjunction with Auckland University is set to revolutionise road safety technology. Harding Traffic Systems has developed battery-powered “smart studs” to replace the cat’s eyes currently marking roads around the world. The light emitting studs are able to direct traffic on an individual basis – for example, by pulsing green in one direction in the event of heavy fog or smoke. An offshoot program fulfils a long-held driver’s fantasy: voice recognition technology could enable motorists to command lights to “go green!”


Tags: Harding Traffic Systems  New Zealand  road safety technology  University of Auckland  Wired  

Search for Life on Venus Could Begin at Rocket Lab

Search for Life on Venus Could Begin at Rocket Lab

New Zealand-founded company Rocket Lab may be able to send a small spacecraft to probe the clouds of Venus long before NASA or other space agencies are able to do so,…