Solar-powered Traffic Robots ensure smooth flow of traffic in Congo

Traffic robots in Congo

You might not expect to see high tech robots walking in the capital city of Congo, but you are sure to witness solar-powered traffic controlling robots in Kinshasa. To overcome the problem of controlling traffic in Kinshasa, two giant Traffic Robots measuring almost 8 feet have been placed at two crowded intersections of the capital city of Congo to ensure smooth passage of traffic. These solar-powered Traffic Robots have been developed by engineer Isaie Therese and deploying them to control traffic at the intersection of Boulevard Triomphal and Huileries Avenue, in Kinshasa has reaped benefits for the city. Their intimidating figure forces the pedestrians and commuters on wheels to follow orders given by the robots which was not possible earlier with human traffic controlling personnel.

Traffic robots in Congo

The robots can turn in any direction and manage the traffic by holding up red or green lights to control the flow of traffic. Moreover the multiple cameras act like eyes for issuing tickets to offenders. Since the robot gets all its battery reserve from solar charging it can function 24×7 without any problems.

According to Isaie Therese

If a driver says that it is not going to respect the robot because it’s just a machine the robot is going to take that and there will be a ticket for him. We are a poor country and our government is looking for money. And I will tell you that with the roads the government has built, it needs to recover its money.

Credit: WashingtonPost



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