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A sensory sytem that recordes people approaching a traffic light crossing
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A sensor in the traffic light can sence the body heat of the people waiting to cross the road. The more poeople waiting the quicker the lights change.
gizmo, Apr 01 2003

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       <hug> go back and correct that spelling now !
po, Apr 01 2003

       hello po - how are you?
gizmo, Apr 01 2003

       [gizmo] old bean! Long time, no post.
phoenix, Apr 01 2003

       Hi Phoenix. The lights should also be able to sensor if you are blind with a guide dog. The dog could have a beeper on it's coller.
gizmo, Apr 01 2003

       Nice one, gizmo - about time our cities favoured pedestrians over vehicles.
lostdog, Apr 01 2003

       are dogs hotter than us teletub..., I mean people? if so, do the guide dogs count as two or because they are littler? 1/2?   

       fine, just fine
po, Apr 01 2003

       well, although I do say so myself, I am pretty hot.   

       Although, in my case, a guide dog obviously wouldn't go amiss...   

       But, as Giz says, a chip in the collar of the guide dog would ensure that its owner gets preferential treatment anyway.
lostdog, Apr 01 2003

       pretty hot? or just promises, promises?
po, Apr 01 2003

       We are not worthy...   

       Are you really back for a while, or is it some cruel april fool's trick?
yamahito, Apr 01 2003

       Howdy giz. This could also be done for summoning an elevator.
FarmerJohn, Apr 02 2003

bristolz, Apr 02 2003

       Hi, [gizmo]. How's your mum?
angel, Apr 02 2003

       good PS I know the title has nothing to do with the idea
gizmo, Apr 02 2003

       I was wondering about that...
st3f, Apr 02 2003

       hello giz, i'm guessing from the reaction that you were an old favorite? anyway, i like this...the buttons they put at some crosswalks for this purpose are probably intended to be a cruel joke.
igirl, Apr 02 2003

       This is a bad idea. It means that pedestrians will have to travel in large groups to be able to cross the street. What it really means is that many of these people will begin using cars again.
Madcat, Apr 02 2003

       but if nobody crossed the road the lights would spend most of their time on green
gizmo, Apr 03 2003


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