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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: 34k on December 12, 2008, 09:46:08 AM

Title: Oh how both my oil-pans would love this.
Post by: 34k on December 12, 2008, 09:46:08 AM
The article is so short, I'm just copying it.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5107616/smart-speed-bump-flattens-when-youre-driving-slow

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Smart Speed Bump Flattens When You're Driving Slow
By Sean Fallon, 2:45 PM on Thu Dec 11 2008

My car has a terrible suspension so I hate speed bumps. Even people with decent cars probably feel the same way. Wouldn't it be awesome if the speed bump flattened when you were driving slow?

Well, that is the idea behind this concept from designers Jae-yun Kim & Jong-Su Lee. According to the description, the bump would rely on "retractors that open up if the impact on them is small enough." In other words, if you are driving slow, the weight of the car would flatten the bump. Drive too fast and the bump would stay active. I don't know how smooth the transition would be, or whether it would be to expensive to produce, but at least the idea is fairly plausible.
Title: Re: Oh how both my oil-pans would love this.
Post by: 03Indigo on December 12, 2008, 10:47:00 AM
sweet, now only if you could convince the lot owners to put them in.
Title: Re: Oh how both my oil-pans would love this.
Post by: redline on December 14, 2008, 07:54:43 PM
That is awesome! I imagine it would also be cheaper as a concrete speed bump costs about $1200.
Title: Re: Oh how both my oil-pans would love this.
Post by: Spicoli on December 16, 2008, 12:19:22 PM
nice.