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DIYouTube (14 hours ago)
For the solar road it might be to hot for tires
j r (2 days ago)
Snake oil
Platin 21 (4 days ago)
Better to not use Solarroadways in that video the idea was stupid and is a huge problem in winter.
Brian Holloway (10 days ago)
I love this channel
Lachlan Duggan (10 days ago)
Plastic roads and solar roadways have been thoroughly debunked over the years as scams, seriously, you guys have a serious channel, please don't be spouting bs like this
Maximman102 n (11 days ago)
The prefab plastic and solar roads are terrible, using plastic as an additive to asphalt is great, also asphalt roads are fully recyclable.
Trond Hansen (11 days ago)
the plastic road company have been talking about making plastic roads from 2012 and in 2018 they made a few meters of bike road,i do not think they will ever be able to deliver any thing usefull.and the micro plastic problem have to be solved first.
Bertram Nyvold (11 days ago)
2:56 dropped my phone mannnn
Soham Das (12 days ago)
Plastic roads was invented in India an Indian professor has it's patent not a British guy!!
Matt Bates (12 days ago)
Man, people are really defensive about the micro plastics this would release. It's possible to acknowledge that our current handling of plastics is wrong and leads to plastic getting into the ocean while also acknowledging paving the streets with plastics would absolutely mean when that plastic breaks down it gets into our waterways. And besides, as awesome as a prefab road sounds, driving over those butt joints every few meters would be maddening.
kairon156 (16 days ago)
Wait! what happened to the 16 year old girl (several years ago) who came up with the idea of using old car tires for the same thing?
TheRagingInfernape (18 days ago)
My main concern is that if the water stored in the road is overflowed, it could burst. In addition, pure plastic roads are strong, but the hollowness of them makes me question the strength when there's a heavy vehicle/load. Not perfect, but can easily be perfected
James Schreiber (18 days ago)
Why all the drive to "fix" a base product that isn't broken. Asphalt is 95% aggregate and 5% binder (give or take) and is easily recycled and reused (with a small addition of binder sometimes and heat to melt the bitumen), is it not green enough to be 100% recyclable? VOC's from asphalt are present but in comparatively low concentrations, something on the order of two thousandths of a percent of the mix. Why are we trying to replace a good product with inferior and expensive alternatives?
Monish Avvaru (19 days ago)
these are pretty interesting
david wright (21 days ago)
When I was a very young man all the leftwing environmental NUTS were saying "We have to stop using Paper bags we are killing all the Trees." So the U.S.A & the World did stop using them for the most part and started killing every kind of Fish, Turtle, Sea Mammal, Land Mammal on earth. YEP, PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS!!!! """""Environmentalist are ALWAYS Short-Sighted."""""
Joeypouls (24 days ago)
Recycled plastic roads is fake news, the plastic content would be maximum 0.36% per tonne and even at this level it can negatively impact on the durability of the road. The fundamental way to make roads more environmentally friendly, making them last longer, is something that adding plastic waste in minuscule amounts doesn't do.
Rishi Jha (24 days ago)
rajgopalan is the first men to invent plastic road
Rishi Jha (24 days ago)
o 11 states in India has plastic roads from2015
Rishi Jha (24 days ago)
roads of madurai
Rishi Jha (24 days ago)
hey do you know an Indian chemist innovated that also it is plastic road being used for more than 2 years
Rishi Jha (24 days ago)
in Indian roads of south
Filip Andersson (29 days ago)
Solar roadways sucks huge balls man
Nicholas Littlejohn (1 month ago)
Asphalt is super toxic oil refinery waste as it is. We need permeable roads that allow water back underground to prevent flooding and to filter motor oil as we work to electrify transport.
luke (1 month ago)
Only a small part of the plastic would come from recycling and what if there was a fire on the road? What if the plastic road itself starts to burn?
Sage Bias (1 month ago)
Solar roads are a scam
Maxime B (1 month ago)
ASSphalt not Ashphalt
Gazi Mohibbullah (1 month ago)
allah is god
precious jose (19 days ago)
No and stfu
Gazi Mohibbullah (1 month ago)
rafizi shahruz (1 month ago)
Amazing idea of solar roads... i come from a sunny country..
ATS (1 month ago)
I wonder how plastic road withstand the weight burden and exert traction.
Noah Hassler (1 month ago)
Dadson worldwide (1 month ago)
Solar panel road is the idea for clean electricity ever . Useing roads requires no extra land. Ameruca has more than enough roadway to provide electricity to the entire world .this should recieve all the funding scientist and engineers need to get it to perfection. This would mean nuclear reactors and coal burning plants plus mine bc workers would lose there jobs and close down . But the amount of roadways that had new solar panel road construction would add many jobs lost .only temporarily would jobs amount be even .
Balsey Dean De Witt, Jr. (1 month ago)
In the state of Pennsylvania, they actually mix their roadways with glass!
ro pro (1 month ago)
Solar Roadways?? B1M, wtf are you smoking?
veminem (1 month ago)
Plastic roads are better and strong than others.
Marc Hudson (1 month ago)
I'm glad you mentioned the issues with solar roads. Thunderf00t (YouTube) has torn these projects apart in his videos.
LET'S TALK (1 month ago)
Who else still drives on dirt roads every day?
crucci (1 month ago)
I dislike how superficially you addressed the downsides of solar roadways - although, had you addressed those downsides properly, there would have been no place whatsoever for solar roadways in a video about the future of road construction. The mentioned issues are among the least of the problems that critics have raised - by far the biggest issue is how solar roadways are so incredibly expensive to build that it simply makes no sense to ever build them. If you want to have both roads and solar power, simply build regular roads along with regular solar farms. There is zero reason to integrate solar panels into roads.
Robert M. (2 months ago)
yey now our roads can be like thomas the tank engine train sets...
Alexander Schauer (2 months ago)
the plastic road is a good idea but where will they put the rosd when it can’t be used anymore?
Truthful Deviance (2 months ago)
What about roads that store kinetic energy to power the area its paved on
Inez Neal (2 months ago)
Roads should be made from rubber
ChrisCiber (2 months ago)
Downvote for solar road hoax.
steve blow (2 months ago)
Most of them are stupid innovations
i cry when i wii (2 months ago)
The global road network is an amazing thing apart from ONE major floor ... Drivers - they are idiots!!!
facedrill pie (2 months ago)
find a way to build with geopolymer concrete and plastic pellets for maximum recycle
Synerrox (2 months ago)
I'm glad you guys in the comments are aware of the global plastic pollution problem. And I'm also glad this will never happen. It is sad however, that the video creators don't seem to be capable of critical or original thought.
Al (2 months ago)
solar roadways is a scam watch thunderfoots visit to their demonstration
Oliver Hodgson (2 months ago)
this channel is full of so much shite its untrue
Oliver Hodgson (2 months ago)
yeah i saw the hyperloop one i know all of its "faults" to put it nicely ;) maybe they're just a stupid as those who believe it will work. after all im sure they're just paid to shout shit like most others are. but its the fact people like thunderf00t addressed these things and no on listens... might just link his vids in instead next time.
R F (2 months ago)
Watch your post get deleted. I called him out on his bullshit about hyperloop and renewable energy "stopping blackouts" (lmao) and he deleted both posts. Wanker. People getting fooled by nicely edited videos assuming he's an expert. Complete fraud.
Kendall Tube (2 months ago)
You mean “ass fault”! Not “ash felt”!
anthony white (2 months ago)
We can do better!
Hockey 1091 (2 months ago)
Wtf is ashfelt
SuperAWaC (2 months ago)
solar roads have been thoroughly debunked by actual engineers and people with more than two braincells actually capable of thinking for a few minutes
Captain L-Ron (2 months ago)
Plastic Solar Roadways have been thoroughly debunked. Asphalt is possibly the most recycled product in common use.
logmeindog (2 months ago)
Solar roads are a joke and a massive waste of resources.
Disneyforlife14 (2 months ago)
lol solar roadways has already been debunked long ago
wim schweer (2 months ago)
Juke: a little trivia. You will not ever see rubber on the road for longer than say 2-3 weeks.Just think: 200 million cars & trucks in usa, running more than 4 (rubber) wheels for approx 25000 milles each year: Why you ask? That expended road rubber slowly oxidizes and so "burns" up. Of course while I have not done any research into airborne plastic particles but [maybe just hopeful maybe assuming] I can see those particles will also slowly oxidizes. Of course in the mean time you can breathe in those parts and get your longs coated and possible absorbs.
Saatya Jeet (2 months ago)
i liked the plastic road idea it can solve many plastic waste problem around the world but they have to improve the technology,more r&d required and pretty sure with proper science and tech problems like micro plastic and other issues can be solved
Chosen1Creator (3 months ago)
The road pieces from Hot Wheels world sets are making a comeback.
Mario Galvao (3 months ago)
A lot of people talking about microplastics, but really, plastics are already quite abundant in our oceans and forests, landfills are plagued with birds and other small animals that carry the trash through the food chain, and eventually get to our plates. The only thing that got me uninterested about the video is when he said that it was 3-10 kilos of plastics per ton of asphalt, and a ton of asphalt per km, that's quite a small amount for such a huge distance, but regardless, that's 10 less kilos of plastic that's not going to the water we'll later drink. And if you think about it, there wouldn't even be that much erosion in the plastic with so little of it in the roads, and why does no one ever worry about microscopic pieces of asphalt in the food chain?
James Waber (3 months ago)
Thats a good idea, specifically using the plastic roads in areas like parking lots and low-use roads that dont have heavy trucks etc etc---i have no problem with that, low chance of microplastic release or plastic shattering from weight
Bremner TX (3 months ago)
Plastic in roads is ingenious. I am always learning something new with this channel. I am thoroughly glad I found you guys.
SHREE COMPUTERS (3 months ago)
An Indian found plastic road
KvanEgten (3 months ago)
BhBraaq (3 months ago)
Is this ESO narrating this video?
alexandra chiriac (3 months ago)
da inpri inta asta nu se mai deterioreaza si tine multi ani la in ghet dizghet
Ram-n_dodge (3 months ago)
we don't have kilometers in the US LOL
ROSS Bryan6 (3 months ago)
Naulo Sanchar (3 months ago)
If scientist use resources to find a biodegradable material to replace plastic use and band the plastic production ..they do not need to make plastic roads and increase micro plastics dust in air and food
Tohid Halgale (3 months ago)
Not for India
Dilip kuluva (3 months ago)
raedwulf61 (3 months ago)
What is "ashfelt"?
cowslikemoney Tv (3 months ago)
Wrong "Ash felt" correct "ass fault"
Antonio lac (3 months ago)
What if the road were magnetic?would a car float.
Zwodahs x3 (3 months ago)
I thought this was debunked
ben lawton (3 months ago)
Plastics roads are shit, and solar roadways are a whole new level of shit.
EV4 Gaming (3 months ago)
https://youtu.be/Sj_FZduqblo and see why this idea wont work,and this video sucks
Joe Clark (3 months ago)
How about we fix the infrastructure that's fall in apart now... Stop blowing money that should be going to repair existing roads and bridges.. Stop research on plastics that break, weather and cost more than more durable materials.. Stop wasting our tax dollars.. Plastic roads, High Speed Rails and such.. Cater to the politicians.. They never come in on time or on budget..
Saga L. H. (3 months ago)
Plastig are made of oil. Oil will one day run out. It is better to resycle it for other things and find an other solution for rods.
A P (3 months ago)
India mdhye he hone shyakya nahi... Total curreption ahe ekde.
Wira Atmaja (3 months ago)
I hope In future, the road will be charge the electric car.😁😁😁
ايهاب ايهاب (3 months ago)
أين يوجد هذا طريق الزفلت البلاستيك وكم سعره
Tulio Cano (3 months ago)
The solar panel roads we all know that Will never happen.
Jesse Parrish (3 months ago)
Absolute crap. What an embarassment. Those 'pilot schemes' for solar roads have all been predictable failures.
barão do metal (3 months ago)
O bagulho é um boi
classydays43 (3 months ago)
If any one of these can survive burnouts, drifts, crashes, and constant exposure to the elements without damage or degradation, then why not?
PepicWalrus (3 months ago)
Zachariah Willburn (3 months ago)
HHaatii (3 months ago)
I think Thunderf00t has debunked this concept.
MN SHP (3 months ago)
adding plastic to asphalt is a great idea, maybe problems with micro plastics can become more apparent but the plastic should not bother our bodies because it dosnt react or clog anything, making any modular roads is a bad idea because they will quickly wear and start wobbling, making solar roadways is stupid because solar needs sun, and the road is not only flat but also has cars driving on top of it so shadows
okanps3 (3 months ago)
solar road imposible....
Golden Brick (3 months ago)
I think the guy that made this video hasn't seen the videos concerning the effectiveness of "solar roadways"
Peer Jahangeer (3 months ago)
Nice information
मैजिक मूमेंट (3 months ago)
Solar road.good thinking
Célio Firmo (3 months ago)
I think the roads of the futures will not have overlap with pedestrians level
links2films (3 months ago)
So many people worried about microplastics but Tar or Asphalt is an Hydrocarbon like the most common polymers used in our daily life such as Polyethylene ( our plastic bags , cups , bottles , films , etc , Polypropylene ( our packaging and labeling) or polystyrene(Styrofoam). Most of the microplastics that are polluting our environment are from car tyres and from our roads because they are made by mixing grit and plastic. Basically the CocaCola bottle comes from the the same tar that covers our roads. Our plastic bags and roads are both petrol and coal Hydrocarbons. This new roads might be less degradable and soluble and that is the breakthrough.
Cheady Cheady (3 months ago)
Trash-phalt....... Making changes to road construction is near impossible in the western world because ALL the main players own Quarries and only want outlets for more stone/ Agg sales....... major construction projects ask for virgin materials with a specific Quality.....
Richard Black (3 months ago)
3 main objections to the video. 1. the first idea is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and possibly reduce material consumption by replacing standard asphalt with a plastic composite road surface. a sound idea but your explanation either needs work or toby McCartney's idea is flawed: mixing asphalt with plastic pellets to provide volume. he is essentially replacing the gravel that would be in a road but keeping the petroleum based "glue" that binds this material. gravel is rock, and rock does not pollute. maybe if the road was a solid slab of recycled plastic that would solve his problem. but Mr. McCartney is just mixing refined oil with non refined oil. 2. modular roadways. actually the best idea on this video... ive lived in Spokane for my entire life, the city only has 3 memes about it: "people saying their gangsta but they from Spokane", that white lady who turned black, and potholes. ive noticed almost every pothole forms at the convergence between the original asphalt and the fill in material put in after road work is done. being able to "pick up" parts of the road and work underneath then put it back when your done, without ever destroying the structural integrity of the road, that would be a miracle! but.... with the base being hollow like that, I wonder if the plastic would warp and sag with extra weight or intense heat. ** also just worth mentioning to some commenters below. the road does open on the top, so you can access and install pipes and cables ** 3. Solar Roadways...………….. oh lord ive been to the instillation in Sandpoint and it fails miserably at its intended goal. putting solar panels flat on the ground is wasting most of the sunlight that hits them, and missing a lot more. the panels were supposed to have a heating element that melted snow and ice off, but after Sandpoint received a foot of snow, two men were dispatched to shovel the snow off the panels. the concept of using glass as a road surface is disastrous at least, motorized vehicle glass bottom bridges are a rarity and also have very low speed limits because car tires tend to scuff up and grind down glass panels. turning it into an ice skating rink when it rains.
gabenlife _ (3 months ago)
I think you guys should be more critical in your videos when you call yourselves “the definitive channel for construction”. Anyway most of the time I like your guys channel but this video is tearing on your reputation.
Truth Explained (3 months ago)
Human : We help Nature by using plastic waste. Nature : No thanks.
GARY JACQUES (3 months ago)
Where we are going, we don’t need roads