Year-ender: 10 ingenious inventions in 2019 | Updated: 2019-12-28 06:40
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Editor's note: Inventions serve as a driving force in civilization to make the world a better place to live by changing the lives of millions of people. Every year humans create thousands of innovative objects globally but only a few of them get patented. We have brought to you 10 amazing new inventions of 2019 which will blow your mind -- and might also just change the way you think. Now let's have a look.

Pedestrian lanes just for mobile phone users

People walk in the mobile phone safe lane in Manchester, Aug 26, 2019. [Photo/IC]

Many people look at their phone while walking on the street. Those people may knock someone down and even get hurt by cars. These special pedestrian lanes protect people who are busy looking at their phones and lower the risk of traffic accidents.

Two 75-meter-long pedestrian lanes for phone users have been installed in central Manchester, after new research by AO-Mobile found that 96 percent of people say someone has walked into them because they were busy looking at their phone.

The lanes are thought to be the first of their kind in Europe.

People walk in the mobile phone safe lane in Manchester, Aug 26, 2019. [Photo/IC]

According to a survey of 1,500 people, 75 percent admitted to walking and using their phone at the same time, while 70 percent said they regularly walk and text at the same time.

Mobile phone lanes have been introduced in the Chinese of city of Chongqing and smartphone distraction has even been blamed for a sharp rise in pedestrian deaths in the US in recent years.

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