When your nose is buried in a smartphone while crossing busy city streets, you're going to get hit by a car. To limit that, a Dutch city is testing a system that lights up a line on the ground informing pedestrians when it is safe to cross the street.
Together with HIG Traffic Systems, the Dutch city of Bodegraven is testing Lightlines, or Lichtlijn. The system illuminates a strip of LEDs strategically placed in the line of sight of those who would otherwise be distracted by their phones while crossing the street. The lights turn red or green with the walk signals.