There Are Traffic Lights In Germany That Let You Play Pong!

by Aadarsh Jain

There Are Traffic Lights In Germany That Let You Play Pong!

April 28, 2021

Pedestrians at traffic lights in a German city can play 'Street Pong' with the individual standing on the opposite side of the road just to pass the time.


Installation Of The 'Street Pong'

To relieve boredom in Hildesheim, “Street Pong,” a modern version of the classic arcade game “pong,” has been installed. Two engineering students from the local HAWK university created this installation, which is now located at traffic lights in the local area. They began a pilot project near their local university, where a large number of young people cross the street on a daily basis.
The game’s creators, 27-year-old Sandro Engel and 26-year-old Amelie Kunzler, said it took them about two years to develop due to the difficulties of traffic safety, financing, and connectivity.

They said in a tweet, “No more boredom at traffic lights.” Pedestrians on both sides of the street have the choice of playing against each other in the simple, computer-animated variant of table tennis. However, once the traffic light turns green, it’s “game over.”


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