Saturday, 25 October 2008
A team from the Hokkaido Industrial Research Institute has come up with a novel idea "melody roads". The idea essentially turns the car into a pitch fork which plays tunes as the cars pass over grooves cut into the roads at very specific intervals. To get exactly the right pitch, you need to be driving at 31 miles an hour.
The example shown is used by Honda in California. I see this being interesting a half mile from a McDonalds in a suburban area when, as you are driving along your car starts to play "da da da da da i'm lovin' it...."