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Robert M. (1 day ago)
yey now our roads can be like thomas the tank engine train sets...
Alexander Schauer (1 day ago)
the plastic road is a good idea but where will they put the rosd when it can’t be used anymore?
Truthful Deviance (1 day ago)
What about roads that store kinetic energy to power the area its paved on
Inez Neal (4 days ago)
Roads should be made from rubber
ChrisCiber (5 days ago)
Downvote for solar road hoax.
steve blow (6 days ago)
Most of them are stupid innovations
i cry when i wii (7 days ago)
The global road network is an amazing thing apart from ONE major floor ... Drivers - they are idiots!!!
facedrill pie (10 days ago)
find a way to build with geopolymer concrete and plastic pellets for maximum recycle
Synerrox (12 days 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 (14 days ago)
solar roadways is a scam watch thunderfoots visit to their demonstration
Oliver Hodgson (14 days ago)
this channel is full of so much shite its untrue
Oliver Hodgson (9 days 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 (9 days 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 (15 days ago)
You mean “ass fault”! Not “ash felt”!
anthony white (15 days ago)
We can do better!
Hockeymaster10 (21 days ago)
Wtf is ashfelt
SuperAWaC (22 days 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 (22 days ago)
Plastic Solar Roadways have been thoroughly debunked. Asphalt is possibly the most recycled product in common use.
logmeindog (23 days ago)
Solar roads are a joke and a massive waste of resources.
Disneyforlife14 (23 days ago)
lol solar roadways has already been debunked long ago
wim schweer (24 days 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 (26 days 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 (1 month ago)
The road pieces from Hot Wheels world sets are making a comeback.
Mario Galvao (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
An Indian found plastic road
KvanEgten (1 month ago)
BhBraaq (1 month ago)
Is this ESO narrating this video?
alexandra chiriac (1 month ago)
da inpri inta asta nu se mai deterioreaza si tine multi ani la in ghet dizghet
Ram-n_dodge (1 month ago)
we don't have kilometers in the US LOL
ROSS Bryan6 (1 month ago)
Naulo Sanchar (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Not for India
Dilip kuluva (1 month ago)
raedwulf61 (1 month ago)
What is "ashfelt"?
cowslikemoney Tv (1 month ago)
Wrong "Ash felt" correct "ass fault"
Antonio lac (1 month ago)
What if the road were magnetic?would a car float.
Zwodahs x3 (1 month ago)
I thought this was debunked
ben lawton (1 month ago)
Plastics roads are shit, and solar roadways are a whole new level of shit.
EV4 Gaming (1 month ago)
https://youtu.be/Sj_FZduqblo and see why this idea wont work,and this video sucks
Joe Clark (1 month 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..
aa a (1 month ago)
When did English turn the word new in nu?
Saga L. H. (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
India mdhye he hone shyakya nahi... Total curreption ahe ekde.
Wira Atmaja (1 month ago)
I hope In future, the road will be charge the electric car.😁😁😁
ايهاب ايهاب (1 month ago)
أين يوجد هذا طريق الزفلت البلاستيك وكم سعره
Tulio Cano (1 month ago)
The solar panel roads we all know that Will never happen.
Jesse Parrish (1 month ago)
Absolute crap. What an embarassment. Those 'pilot schemes' for solar roads have all been predictable failures.
barão do metal (1 month ago)
O bagulho é um boi
classydays43 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Zachariah Wilburn (1 month ago)
HHaatii (1 month ago)
I think Thunderf00t has debunked this concept.
MN SHP (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
solar road imposible....
Golden Brick (1 month ago)
I think the guy that made this video hasn't seen the videos concerning the effectiveness of "solar roadways"
Peer Jahangeer (1 month ago)
Nice information
Vaibhav Sachan (1 month ago)
Solar road.good thinking
Célio Firmo (1 month ago)
I think the roads of the futures will not have overlap with pedestrians level
links2films (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 _ (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Human : We help Nature by using plastic waste. Nature : No thanks.
GARY JACQUES (1 month ago)
Where we are going, we don’t need roads
Saksham Bhagat (1 month ago)
https://www.thebetterindia.com/43685/plastic-waste-in-road-construction-plastic-man-india-prof-vasudevan/ Toby macartney is he really the man behind the idea?? Se who has got the patent😏!
Ajeet Singh (1 month ago)
wah hamare India ka bhi jikr hai is video me
The silent boys (1 month ago)
plastic raods ka inovation prof. vasudaven ne kia hai jo ki madhurai(india) ke hai or ohnohne foren se crore rupey thukar ke ye tchnology free main indian government ko di h i salute that man
Kyle Li (1 month ago)
Question: You know those big grass divider areas between highways? Why don't we fill them with regular solar panels...
Emil Muhrman (1 month ago)
Solar roadways is the most stupid idea I have ever heard of.
Hardi Erstu (1 month ago)
I don't like the black/gray colors of the roads. Only some few bicycle roads are colored, in some countries. I wish all the roads would have nicer colors. If the roads were pink, would there be less, or more traffic accidents?
Mark Rossi (1 month ago)
3kg per ton and lasts 10 times longer? 10 tons of asphalt per kilometre? This crap is made up for sure, nice story mate👍
param ahlawat (1 month ago)
It's an Indian idea of plastic road
Andrew Lohbihler (1 month ago)
The plastic modules will have to withstand the bouncing dump trucks that already damage more asphalt roads.
John McNaught (1 month ago)
We're going to run out of ROCK ?
Joost (1 month ago)
As a motorcyclist, I've experienced many types of asphalt and can say that the level of friction varies vastly. I think it's concerning when talking about new road types, no one seems to mention something about the level of friction it provides. I worry plastic roads may have less friction than traditional ones and have more accidents because of it.
Francis Lim (1 month ago)
Solar panels highways and walkway is the more promising alternative.
RattyCZ (1 month ago)
Its BS
Granyty (1 month ago)
It's more expensive than normal road and it's erode fast ... Bullshit really
John Wang (1 month ago)
How about roads that clear themselves of snow. Say piezoelectric ultrasound speaker grids embedded to produce acoustic hologram pressure waves to literally tractor beam the snowflakes off to the side. Acoustic holograms have been shown levitating small objects quite often.
Kars Van der heijden (1 month ago)
Yes please get all the plastic waste out of the sea and make roads EDIT: replace roads. We dont need more! Its already huge
Brandon Mills (1 month ago)
Plastic in roads - roads wear meaning plastics will getting into the drainage system and eventually water courses - potential fail. Modular roads - roads in reality are constantly curving both vertically and horizontally. Sure there may be straight sections which mod roads could be used but how do you accommodate a three centred curve? Go back to asphalt? Possibly but your piping and drainage don't mate with the modular portion. - fail. Solar road ways - really dumb idea. Who would want a solar power plant with panels that don't track the sun, with panels that can't be fixed are replaced immediately and with heavy vehicles driving on top of your money making asset. - mega fail.
Arzahell Cazanova (1 month ago)
If you replace the road made from asphalt then, "Ghost rider" will never have a good ride anymore with his flammable bike.
Gaurav Shukla (1 month ago)
vikky kumar (1 month ago)
The plastic road r in all ready in India
Arsh Kaushal (1 month ago)
Plastic roads would be more dangerous because it will produce more pollution when they heated up with the friction of tyres 🤔🙄
Binod Bhatta (1 month ago)
Nice video
Sheikh Faisal (1 month ago)
Dode it not slip the road will raining
ANUJ SINGH SENGAR (1 month ago)
Indian inovation IIT KANPUR 2008
J.R. Productions (1 month ago)
It's sad that man is always looking for something new. There is nothing wrong with the roads we have. All these "new innovations" will destroy the earth.
Ahmad Izzat Shahmier Alhamdulillah (1 month ago)
Alhamdulillah :)
gouri sankar mohanty (1 month ago)
Hello Sir, It is very impressive to me. Thank you for this kind of information to provide us.
Anik Basak (1 month ago)
I like ur idea... wow I'm too impressed ur idea...
Jadi (1 month ago)
Not only are these more damaging when they break down but they are weaker and not practical. Also solr roadways collapsed
Steve Jobs (1 month ago)
Trust me on this we will not have fully electric cars or exploring mars by 2030
Alex Playz (1 month ago)
0:02 I thought he said globeal
Aaron 905 (1 month ago)
Possible to have the roads white, so it can reflect more of the incoming short wave radiation. To be more effective with reducing heat particles being absorbed. May help reduce urban heat islands a bit.
Gujju Tolki (1 month ago)
jklw10 (1 month ago)
Ah yes white road surface. The greatest best invention in sunny cities since lenseless sunglasses and eye flashlights.
jklw10 (1 month ago)
Not to mention the plants that destroy plastic by grinding them hard and solar panels that are covered by a blanked. Such wonderous times we live in
fuckfannyfiddlefart (1 month ago)
Solar roads have already been TOTALLY DEBUNKED!
fuckfannyfiddlefart (1 month ago)
Well that's doing to put more plastic into the environment and it will be micro plastic and dust ago there will be no way to clean it.