The more than 11 billion tons of bitumen that are produced each year to build highways could soon be replaced by algae, the bark of tree trunks, and even pig excrement. The future of roads includes bioasphalts.
Silence. That’s what is heard when an electric car passes by at low speed. This is an advantage with regard to noise pollution, but can be a danger when it comes to road safety. There are professionals who solve this problem: the designers of engine sounds.
Football fields, asphalt, shoe soles, roofs… Used tires can have a second life in a number of ways. Here are a few of them.
The vulnerability of motorcyclists to a possible accident can be reduced with new garments that contain airbags. Beside jackets and vests, there are now jeans with built-in airbags.
It’s probable that the roads of the future may be capable of self-repairing. Could we forget about potholes forever?