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Futuristic Highway

Posted by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:11 AM
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by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:11 AM
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

driving

vetNmommy
by Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Awesome!

JLo1486
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Sweet!
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_WC_Mama
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM
That is neat
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AMBG825
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:46 PM

 I don't know about that highway but I do know several cities have installed special sections of highways that are made of a glass compound. It's heated so snow melts and it doesn't get icy and it's graded in such a way that water is pushed off the road as you drive.

frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 3:49 PM

How is the glass heated? by static of all the driving?

Quoting AMBG825:

 I don't know about that highway but I do know several cities have installed special sections of highways that are made of a glass compound. It's heated so snow melts and it doesn't get icy and it's graded in such a way that water is pushed off the road as you drive.


momof4bzN2gz
by Julie on Jan. 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM
That's kinda awesome.
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AMBG825
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

 There are panels under the road top that heat up. Those are tied to solar panels on the side of the road.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/01/19/smart.roads/index.html

 

 

Quoting frndlyfn:

How is the glass heated? by static of all the driving?

Quoting AMBG825:

 I don't know about that highway but I do know several cities have installed special sections of highways that are made of a glass compound. It's heated so snow melts and it doesn't get icy and it's graded in such a way that water is pushed off the road as you drive.

 

 






 

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