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Hi-tech sleeping policemen that use the pressure of passing cars to create power

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by dpeilow, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. dpeilow

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    London News: Hi-tech sleeping policemen that use the pressure of passing cars to create power are to be tested by Ealing Council | london life | thelondonpaper


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  2. stopcrazypp

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    If the plates are used in places where you want to slow down traffic anyways (eg replacing speed bumps), then it's a good idea. But for other places, it might actually be a wasting more energy than just using electricity normally.
     
  3. TEG

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    I saw this whole idea proposed and discussed somewhere else a few years ago. In a way it is a direct (localized) tax on those that use that particular road. I have to imagine that it would create some extra noise as the cars drive over the generator.
     
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    Maybe only place them on downslopes.
     

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