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Slot Car Traffic
Slits in the roads to accept your paid in advance auto receiver
Imagine if you will... a traffic system that allows you to drive
the secondary roads at will. Then, as you approach the
highway, you press a button (lowering the mechanical
receiver on board your car) and you then become part of
"programmed traffic" on the major roadways. Like a grown
This system would take over completely and move you
your destination like a jet taking off from a flight deck
not as fast though.) No more traffic jams because all on
and exits would all be accounted for as you glide toward
home. The connection between road and car would also
the electronic signal that you choose as your final
destination. It would feel like sitting in a car that was being
You would pay in advance by the mile. If you ran out of
mileage, the system would deposit you off at the nearest
ramp and you could then try to get to your destination on
secondary roads or pay over the phone with a credit card.
||We already have paid-in-advance automatic toll payers. Soon enough we'll have self-driving cars (and we've discussed them here enough times). Why do you need a slot again?
||Surely the "slot" idea gives this concept that certain
something. I imagined a track with a chain-drive type
catch that receives your car's post and instantly
determines that you are a paid user and allows you to get
on the highway.
||You know what they say about stock purchases and sales;
"If you can't explain it to a 4-year-old, than maybe it's not
such a good idea." I guess this one is lacking a bit.
||Well, at least not a normal 4 year old.
||Doesn't this just make more work for car owners? I mean, like clearing all the fluff, hair and bits of carpet from round your rear axle?