Glow in the dark roads

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    Apr 16, 2014 5:13 AM GMT
    This is really cool.

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    Apr 16, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    The pinwheel lights are a bad idea. Way too much plastic required and unnecessary.
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    Apr 16, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThe pinwheel lights are a bad idea. Way too much plastic required and unnecessary.


    I hadn't watched it that far before posting the link. Agree on the pinwheels. It looks like roadside litter. The induction charging for electrics is a great idea though
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    Apr 16, 2014 6:53 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidThe induction charging for electrics is a great idea though.

    Who's paying for the electricity? I prefer a global warming environmentally damaging gasoline engine and shouldn't have to pay for some sissy electric car's charging.
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:03 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidThe induction charging for electrics is a great idea though.

    Who's paying for the electricity? I prefer a global warming environmentally damaging gasoline engine and shouldn't have to pay for some sissy electric car's charging.



    I would assume that it's done in an enviro friendly way such as solar during the day to combat cooling. But yeah, I agree, still prefer a big V8.

    Seriously though, one thing I would be real concerned about is how much all of this would obscure objects at the side of the road ... living objects .... such as deer about to run onto the highway.

    I just got my car back from the body shop over the deer hit from last June. Five month wait to get the car into the shop and then another five months to get it back out, all for a little dent in the fender.

    We have a shitload of deer hits around here and I think this would obscure the view at the side of the rode off of the shoulder of objects and maybe of pedestrians too.
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    Apr 16, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI would assume that it's done in an enviro friendly way such as solar during the day to combat cooling. But yeah, I agree, still prefer a big V8.

    That's better; can't have you going all liberal on us now, can we? icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 17, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    freedomisntfree saidI would assume that it's done in an enviro friendly way such as solar during the day to combat cooling. But yeah, I agree, still prefer a big V8.

    That's better; can't have you going all liberal on us now, can we? icon_twisted.gif


    Oh Gawd NO !!!! But I do conserve in many other ways so I can justify going out and having a little fun.

    And I did make a little mod on this one with a Bowtie Overdrives 700R which gives me an overdrive .70 - 1 top with a lock up torque converter so the net gain out on the road (if I'm behaving) is 6 -7 mpg or 22 to 25 mpg on the road at 75 mph or less. So instead of 75 mph being 3,000 rpms it's only 1,800 now.

    Its quieter, radically more fuel efficient and car sounds and feels more relaxed so it's sorta like cake and eat it too.
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    Apr 17, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
    In canada it would probably be cheaper to indicate where the road WASNT covered in ice.


    I would really like to see metal detectors/sensors on cars, and maybe a heads up display. They should take a modified nail gun and put a path consisting of a pattern of metal dots down the centre of the lanes (to distinguish from extraneous metal under the road - the sensor would pick up the pattern with some sort of software). This would be really cheap, and enormously helpful, especially in winter and night.
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    Apr 17, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    My car has a lane departure warning thing, which seems to recognize the white line on the right. I can't remember it ever warning me about drifting to the left. So I'm thinking something like your idea but have the embedded metal things on both sides, rather than the center. That would give you some leeway rather than having to always be centered.
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    Apr 17, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    freedomisntfree saidThe induction charging for electrics is a great idea though.

    Who's paying for the electricity? I prefer a global warming environmentally damaging gasoline engine and shouldn't have to pay for some sissy electric car's charging.

    icon_rolleyes.gif

    I would assume that it's done in an enviro friendly way such as solar during the day to combat cooling. But yeah, I agree, still prefer a big V8.

    Seriously though, one thing I would be real concerned about is how much all of this would obscure objects at the side of the road ... living objects .... such as deer about to run onto the highway.

    I just got my car back from the body shop over the deer hit from last June. Five month wait to get the car into the shop and then another five months to get it back out, all for a little dent in the fender.

    We have a shitload of deer hits around here and I think this would obscure the view at the side of the rode off of the shoulder of objects and maybe of pedestrians too.

    Freedom, that's what deer crossing signs are for--so the deer know the safe areas to cross the road icon_rolleyes.gif