Serbian designer Damjan Stankovic has designed Eko light, which incorporates a circular, visual countdown timer wrapped around the red light. Stankovic’s idea, though, is that rather than enable quicker green-light launches, the countdown light would serve to de-stress drivers by providing them feedback of exactly how much longer they’ll have to wait.
Mr Stankovic claimed the device would reduce stress felt by drivers and could even help the environment. He said: ‘Since you know exactly how long you have to wait you can sit back and clear your head for a while. No need to keep your foot on the gas. Relax.’