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Old 06-23-2007, 08:58 AM
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Default Speed bumps that make power

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Old 06-23-2007, 12:40 PM
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That'd be pretty sweet as long as they only popped up for reds/stops.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:36 PM
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Looks like that would also be wonderful on your suspension. Probably just as good as driving over a small curb.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:54 PM
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Looks like that would also be wonderful on your suspension. Probably just as good as driving over a small curb.
If the curb gave when you rolled over it, sure.

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There is no free ride on energy acquisition. The bumps are going to steal energy from your rolling vehicle.

Is it only the British that seem to come out with these types of ideas?
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More than 200 local authorities had expressed an interest in ordering the 25,000 ramps to power their traffic lights and road signs, Mr Hughes said.
Think of it as regenerative braking for roadway infrastructure.
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There is no free ride on energy acquisition. The bumps are going to steal energy from your rolling vehicle.

Is it only the British that seem to come out with these types of ideas?
Concur... no free lunch, no perpetual motion machine!
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It would be great on a long hill, where people are brakng anyway. Save brakes, make electricity.
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