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Edeva, Actibump - Safe traffic with accessibility
Instead of a rising bump, this makes a hole, and a temporary one based on actuators and a speed sensor.
active  speedbump  hole  road  safety 
september 2017 by asteroza
Some sort of non-newtonian fluid filled speedbump?
non-newtonian  fluid  speedbump  obstruction  road  safety 
september 2017 by asteroza
The Safety Truck Could Revolutionize Road Safety
For human drivers, and it might be not such a good idea since you can see less of the truck in front, but then again having a view of oncoming traffic is a probably in the end a net plus in terms of navigation information. Though this really is just Samsung pimping their large area television display tech...
samsung  road  safety  truck  television  remote  display  rear  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Using ceramic dots as a kind of standoff offset to prevent direct abrasion of fabric, these bike clothes appear to have a superior resistance to roadrash from falling off a bike.
roadrash  road  rash  injury  abrasion  protection  armor  ceramic  contact  offset  standoff  carbon  fiber  clothing  apparel  biking  clothes  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Bus Traps » Twelve Mile Circle » maps, geography, travel
A bus trap, which is actually a car trap, designed for wide wheelbase vehicles to pass but causes cars and other narrow wheelbase vehicles to fall into a ditch, creating an exclusive gate/crossing for buses. Passive alternative to those bus lanes with the remote control motorized bollards to prevent cars from entering. There are always idiots who think they can make it, or people who simply didn't understand/know, who end up in the ditch and need to be pulled out (or in the case of the bollards, they get their car speared from underneath if they don't simply crash into the bollard that pops up out of nowhere).
humor  bus  trap  hole  ditch  car  traffic  management  control  road  design  Delicious 
november 2013 by asteroza
PRO-TEQ: spray applied elastomeric polyurethane - polyurea coatings
Somebody decided putting glow-in-the-dark materials inside that rubberized road coating for footpaths was a good idea, and it might be if it lasts.
elastometric  surface  treatment  polyurethane  paint  road  glowing  UV  Delicious 
october 2013 by asteroza
A font developed for readability at distance, which means it's a good font for reading pretty much anything, if readability trumps fancy pants design. Such as in this case, US Federal highway sign standards. Interesting that they did testing with elderly drivers, and how they perceive fonts at distance.
ClearviewHwy  font  typography  software  signage  graphic  design  visibility  research  elderly  viion  accomodation  accessibility  readability  distance  highway  road  sign  roadsign  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
NASA’s Dirty Secret: Moon Dust
interesting throwaway quote, about using low power microwaves to melt surface regolith for applications like roads and landing pads, to prevent dust being thrown up.
moon  regolith  microwave  melt  hardening  melting  solidification  regolith  soil  processing  road  construction  space  infrastructure  transportation  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
Solar Roadways
A somewhat bizarre idea to replace asphalt roadways with large glass panels containing solar cells and LED's. The theory goes, if you can get the cost of the panel near the true total cost of asphalt, and can overcome the friction/traction/grip problem of glass and can sufficiently heat and redirect dirt/moisture from rain and snow. Though as someone aptly put, the first ambulance with snow chains to ride over this will make a mess of the panels unless they are stupidly strong, which would negate the cost advantages.
solar  road  power  generator  lighting  signage  safety  green  energy  Delicious 
september 2009 by asteroza

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