China is testing lasers to prevent drivers falling asleep on highways and it’s wild

Will it work, though?
  • The new system is only available in certain parts of the highway network
  • The system only works at night and when dark
  • People aren’t sure it’s helping, though

Published on Nov 8, 2023 at 8:15PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Nov 10, 2023 at 12:59PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray
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China is testing a new safety feature for its highway network.

The new laser system, which they call ‘anti-sleep’ lasers, consists of a rainbow-colored ‘sky’ of lasers that go on and off at regular intervals on some sections of China’s highway network.

The idea is to keep drivers alert with these super colorful lasers.

Basically, like having a supersized – and glorified – rainbow above you when you’re driving.

Footage of the lasers in action is doing the rounds on social media, and the jury is still out.

Some believe they’re a genius idea, while others believe they’re just an extra distraction.


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