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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 [...]