ANDONG, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — North Gyeongsang Province announced that its project for a smart crosswalk safety system has been selected in a contest hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency.
A consortium comprised of three agencies and businesses will carry out the project based on funding of 230 million won (US$192,500) from central government coffers as well as 160 million won from the provincial government and 80 million won in private funds.
The project will develop a smart device that detects pedestrian movements at night or during rain to turn on the LED lights installed on the crosswalk and display real-time crosswalk footage on a traffic sign to ensure traffic safety.
The device will first be installed in the city of Gumi, where children are more exposed to the danger of traffic accidents than anywhere else in the country.
In addition, public feedback will be reflected to install the devices in vulnerable areas.
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