Traffic Lights that let you play Ping Pong with the person on the other side of the street!

In 2012,  a group of interaction design students from HAWK University revealed a concept for StreetPong, a game of pong installed at a street crossing that allows you to play opponents waiting on the other side. The concept video was viewed many times around the web, compelling designers Amelie Künzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel to work with design firms and traffic experts to build a fully functional device. Finally after 2 years of waiting, the units have been designed and approved for use by the city of Hildesheim, Germany where they were installed two weeks ago.

Rebranded as ActiWait, the devices aren’t just a clever way to pass the time while waiting for cars, hopefully they stop people from running through traffic to get to the other side.

ActiWait currently has an Indiegogo campaign to the raise funds to put these in more places in Germany and possibly the entire world.