Buoyancy-Road by Joh Minhoo

There are times when sudden raining or snowing can make central lane markings on the road become invisible, thus causing traffic congestion or worst, traffic accidents. Buoyancy-Road design tries to solve this issue by automatically rising lane separator when water or snow obscures a road’s lane markings. This buoyant lane separator emerges due to its buoyant quality, therefore, when water or snow covers the road over the height of the traffic lane, it will raise this device automatically. In this way, drivers will still be able to recognize the position of the lane markings. Buoyancy-Road system can also be activated manually in the case of a temporary lane reversal.

Designer : Joh Minhoo

Buoyancy-Road by Joh Minhoo

Buoyancy-Road by Joh Minhoo

Buoyancy-Road by Joh Minhoo


3 thoughts on “Buoyancy-Road by Joh Minhoo

  1. 1. How/where does it drain the water that filed it?
    2. Unless melted (which negated it's purpose during) snow doesn't flow like water, so how does it make it float up?
    3. Once floated, what if the water inside freezes?
    4. What about dirt collecting inside preventing it from fully retracting?
    5. What about snowplows?
    6 What if it gets damaged and can't retract?
    7. What about lane changes, accident avoidance, turning across or around in the road?

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