German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.

German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

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In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.

ARUN RATH, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Arun Rath. College kids in Germany have found a way to keep pedestrians entertained while they wait to cross the street. In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles have been put in place on either side of the road. It allows strangers to face-off in a version of the classic arcade game "Pong."

(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO GAME, "PONG")

RATH: The pedestrian innovation is seen as having two main benefits. It gives strangers a chance to connect and hopefully also keeps them entertained enough not to jaywalk. It's MORNING EDITION.

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