New technology alerts passengers when expectant mums are on board

Packed public transport can be a nightmare if you are pregnant. Some people pretend not to see you need a seat and others honestly fail to notice you and your blossoming bump. Now new technology promises to turn that around.

A specially designed alarm system is on trial in South Korea as part of The Pink Light Campaign. The system involves expectant mothers carrying a beacon which signals an alarm when they board a public bus or train.

Beacon

As the alarm sounds, a pink light also alerts passengers a pregnant woman is on board to encourage them to give up their seat if no others are available.

This Mashable video shows the system in action.


The video explains passengers in South Korea are not banned by law from sitting in priority seating when they don’t see a person who needs them so the special alarm leaves them with no doubt they need to move.

Take a look too at these posters reminding commuters in China to make way for pregnant mummas and the Baby on Board badges handed to expectant travellers in London.

(Images via Mashable)

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