Coming soon: solar robots

2008-01-24 00:00

A plan to alleviate the traffic chaos caused by power outages was unveiled in Johannesburg this week when the central energy fund (CEF) launched the national roll-out of solar-powered traffic lights.

CEF CEO Mputumi Damane said that CEF has embarked on a massive drive to install solar-powered traffic lights at critical intersections in major cities.

“This is an urgent intervention to help alleviate the chaos on our roads which results from power outages … ” He said eThekwini is one of the cities earmarked for the installation of the robots.

The installation process is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

“These are challenging times … The funds available for this project could rise to more than R100 million because of this incredible upsurge of support,” said Damane. He pointed out that traffic congestion also wastes petrol and diesel.

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