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Old 01-24-09, 03:31 PM
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Top 10 New Technologies That Could Save Your Commute
Saturday, January 24, 2009
By Joseph Abrams
FoxNews


Commutes are a nightmare -- but the rush-hour drive of the future could be a dream.

Designers and scientists are thinking up ways to keep commuters safe and happy in their daily travels between home and the workplace. FOXNews.com takes a look at the Top 10 newest gadgets and applications bent on improving that morning commute.

1. LightLane
Bicyclists worry about being run off the road by cars, and with good reason: In head-to-head match-ups, cars almost always win. But a pair of designers have a bold idea of how to keep drivers in their lanes and yes, it involves lasers.

A proposed system called LightLane would clearly mark, in bright red lights, where car lanes end and bike lanes begin, helping keep cyclists safe even at night when reflective devices don't quite cut it.


An image of the LightLane, a proposed device that would clearly mark where car lanes end and bike lanes begin.
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It's a terrible, stupid idea that arises out of ignorance combined with the "gee-whiz!" kind of approach to technology that is unlikely to produce practical results even when the idea is GOOD.
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It's a terrible, stupid idea that arises out of ignorance combined with the "gee-whiz!" kind of approach to technology that is unlikely to produce practical results even when the idea is GOOD.
So it's both a terrible, stupid idea and a good idea?

I think it's nifty, but I'm not going to plunk down money for it.
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