Locust Inspire Technology That May Prevent Car CrashesPublication: National Geographic News Date: August 6, 2004 View Article
Locusts are commonly associated with plagues, food shortages, and death. But for a team of European scientists, the grasshopper-like insects are inspiring a technology that may save lives by preventing hundreds of thousands of car crashes.
“Locusts are good at avoiding collisions,” said team member Claire Rind, a biologist at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. “We should learn from a species that is good at the task.”