Ants inspire new design for evacuation plans

Transport researchers have found that when exits are located in corners, rather than the middle of hallways, they are 93.5% more effective in reducing evacuation time.

The study examined the movement of ants in crowded spaces and found a link with human traffic flow.

With an increasing amount of urban movement, large-scale events and transport congestion, researchers hope this study will improve evacuation designs and save lives in emergency situations.

Read more at Monash University