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Seoul to Provide Real-time Information on Downtown Traffic Lights Through Public Portal

Seoul to Provide Real-time Information on Downtown Traffic Lights Through Public Portal

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will provide real-time information on the status and time of traffic lights at major downtown crossroads for free through a public portal starting from Wednesday. Any citizen can check this information for 788 major crossroads within the city on a real-time basis [...]

In-ground Traffic Lights Installed Across Seoul for ‘Smartphone Zombies’

In-ground Traffic Lights Installed Across Seoul for ‘Smartphone Zombies’

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of crosswalk traffic signals are finding their way onto the ground in Seoul as a way to enhance the safety of pedestrians glued to their smartphones, according to the city’s ward offices Tuesday. Nearly 1,200 in-ground crosswalk traffic signal systems were in operation across the city’s [...]

Seoul City Trials In-ground Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

Seoul City Trials In-ground Traffic Lights for Smartphone Zombies

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — There is a newly coined word, ‘smombie’, a compound of ‘smartphone’ and ‘zombie’, referring to those who walk slowly without attention to their surroundings because they are absorbed in their smartphones. In order to prevent traffic accidents involving smombies, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has introduced new crosswalks and traffic [...]

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

New Traffic Lights for Smombie Safety

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it is cooperating with the Road Traffic Authority to install traffic lights on the ground to help “smombies” avoid traffic accidents. “Smombie” is a new phrase that combines “smartphone” and “zombie,” coined to denote people who use their smartphones while walking. The [...]