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|#7 - More importantly, it's a stupid idea. [+] (8 new replies)||01/30/2015 on 4 Steps Closer To The Future||+2|
#10 - Einsty (01/31/2015) [-]
>leds bellow glass will never be visible enough. Leds are not bright enough. All the great visualisations they show are from bird's perspective as well. Cars are not that high. The leds won't outshine the ambient light unless it's really dark. Unless you provide them with large quantities of power that is.
>hexagonal tiles will never accomodate nuances of road curvature.
>glass can't be repaired if broken. You need to replace the blocks, reconnect them, check sealing, ... Most places will just fill the gap with concrete the third time this happens.
>break one of those tiles and wait for rain, see what happens
>asphalt roads cannot under any circumstance be a target of a computer virus because asphalt doesn't compute.
>This would only worsen light polution. A lot.
>what will wildlife do? The animals need to cross the road safely at night. How will they react to the bright glowing lines? Unless you turn the lights on only when needed, and how does that replace the headlights really?
>asphalt road retains full functionality and remains legible even when dirty or after a small fire.
>this smart road's prime advantage is adaptability that would go unused on 99% of places, almost all the time. Because most roads lead from A to B, trough the most comfortable path. That doesn't change unless something big happens. The road just sits there, for decades and centuries. It's like using a television to show a picture of one painting for 30 years.
>Go on, let me swing an axe at it a dozen times, see how that stands together. It will be a target of vandalism and collateral damage. I live in a neighborhood that deals with drunk crowds every night. I can guarantee you 10% of the tiles would be destroyed after the first month.
>The expense of it's introduction is hardly justified.
>If solar panels were capable of rentable output they would be used widely already.
>There's no direct sunlight on forest roads, even asphalt ones. Or roads in canyons or valeys.
>Removing all that asphalt would not make it disappear. Removed asphalt is completely reused for making new asphalt under normal circumstances.
#16 - angelusprimus (01/31/2015) [-]
Its an idea in development.
And while it might not work in their most ambitious form, they can still work quite well in many others.
1: They could be used to replace asphalt on parking lots right now.
2: they can replace cobbles in city squares, without LEDs
3: Put in low traffic roads in small towns and pay for the city electricity needs.
While their biggest ambition won't work, probably, there are many applications where solar plating can replace current materials, and be very profitable.
p.s. I've worked with thick plate glass, you taking an axe to it would mean at best just few small scratches on it, at worst a broken axe and arm. Plate glass is harder than some metals.
#17 - Einsty (01/31/2015) [-]
1. yeah, you mean the places covered in cars during the day? Cars aren't transparent and block sunshine almost completely.
2. this is probably the most reasonable application - only pedestrian areas where the pavement is not subject to the wear of traffic.
3. Or, you know, you could put a solar plant just outside of town. The panels cannot safely and fully replace a classical road. And even so, outside of affluent areas, they will go to shit pretty damn quick.
#19 - angelusprimus (01/31/2015) [-]
1: Even on full parking lot coverage is about 40-60% of the area. Most parking lots out of big cities rarely are more than 50% full.
3: Solar plants take area and it can't be used for something else. Point of this is that you can get energy without using up any more land. If they can or can't fully replace classical road is an open question. Its a completely new technology, in its infancy, hell embrionic phase. People used to say that smelly, loud automobile will never replace good old horse carriage.
Its a modular system. Complex to make, really easy to install, anyone smart enough to be able to replace a car battery could be trained to replace those panels in couple of hours.
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