Honda: Green Light Project
Product Design | Prototyping | Electronic Integration

Project Description

The new device links to the cars’ braking system. Whenever the driver steps on the brakes, the Green Light turns on at the front of the car. When pedestrians see it, they’ll know they can cross. When they don’t, they’ll wait. The Green Light is the first car light created for pedestrians.

The Brief

While working on the brief, something struck us as odd. There are brake lights at the cars’ rears, helping drivers keep a safe distance from the vehicles ahead. These brake lights are unmistakable signals. But there is nothing at the front to indicate to pedestrians if the car heading towards them is slowing down. So, we shifted the focus from drivers to pedestrians, creating a device which is applied on cars, but is meant for those who are not driving. We developed The Green Light, the first car light created with pedestrians in mind. This new device, linked to the cars’ brakes, will tell people when to cross. Whenever the driver brakes, the Green Light turns on at the front of the car. When pedestrians see it, they’ll know they can cross. When they don’t, they will wait.

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The Results

The booths brought workers a few minutes of happiness sourced directly from Coca-Cola, therefore increasing affinity and love for the brand. Installed across the UAE, they logged over 140,000 minutes, while the online video took the activation even further with over 3 million views, 14,000 tweets, 45,000 shares and 67,000 likes. In addition, over 820 million media impressions and an estimated PR value of 1.5 million dollars helped contribute to a 13.55% increase in brand love, with 6.7% more weekly drinkers amongst South Asians in the UAE. Source: Coke Continuous Consumer Tracker 2014 & MEMAC Ogilvy PR (approved by MEPRA).

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