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    Report: Drive for quieter pavement could lead to carpet-like roads
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    Road construction isn't usually something to get excited about, but what if those resurfacing projects were also making roads quieter? While increased traffic has turned some roads into aural nuisances, engineers are working to reduce tire noise by changing the design of pavement ...

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    If they can't be fixed, more visible potholes are better than nothing
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    Here's the theory: make potholes easier to see, and they'll be easier to avoid. How would it work? Employ a base layer underneath the road in some garish color, and when tarmac divots appear, voila, the things stick out like wounds. Both theories have been suggested by Domenico Diego and Cristina ...

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    Afghan road mixes beauty, madness and death
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    Have you been considering driving from Kabul to Jalalabad in Afghanistan lately? We have some advice for you: Don't do it. Not because you're going to get captured and beheaded by Al Queda or suicide bombed by the Taliban (but hey, both of those things could happen), but rather we advise ...

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    Platoon: GPS-based road trains set to test on European roads?
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    GPS-based road train – Click above for gallery
    It goes by the name "Sartre," but it has nothing to do with existentialism and just a little bit to do with exits. The Safe Road Trains for the Environment program is a three-year European study centering on the creation of 'platoons' of ...

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    Forbes pairs the world's best roads to the world's best rides
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    Forbes and a few special guests play matchmaker, putting some magnificent stretches of blacktop together with some magnificent wheels. California is, of course, well represented among the entrants -- Danica Patrick likes Highway 1 around Monterey in a Bentley GTC, and Bob Bondurant likes ...

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    VW chair rails against German roads
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    Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, Volkswagen’s Chairman of the Board, has gone on record criticizing the current state of German roads and is urging the country’s gov’t for swift action. According to a recent study, the country’s road conditions and lack of capacity are approaching ...

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