Authorities in charge of Australia’s Sydney Harbor Tunnel have installed the 'Softstop' to increase safety.

Laservision developed a new safety warning system for Tunnel Holdings, the owner and operator of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. ‘Softstop' solves the persistent problem of drivers ignoring signals to stop and continuing into the tunnel.

The stop sign uses light projection and pumped water in order to materialize out of thin air. It creates the illusion of a solid surface that instantly blocks both southbound lanes of traffic.

The barrier system produces a pseudo-holographic image that appears to float in mid-air, making the ‘STOP' message impossible for drivers to miss. Unlike conventional warning signs that appear in the peripheral vision of drivers, ‘Softstop' is the only visual messaging system that appears in the direct view of drivers.

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