2020-08-08 12:06:21| The Economic Times
While picturesque Keran and Machhal are located along the Line of Control in Kupwara district, Gurez is a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains in Bandipora district. Kargil and Drass now fall under the Union Territory of Ladakh. Gulmarg, located about 50 km from Srinagar, is one of the best tourist attractions in the country with its snow-clad mountains, magnificent beauty and winter game facilities.
2020-08-04 08:01:45| Fast Company
For spearheading Siemens’s eHighway project, which charges electric trucks as they drive, Roland Edel is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People of 2020. The idea of converting the famous German autobahn into an electrified highway has been percolating at industrial manufacturing company Siemens since the 1940s, “but I put it back on the agenda,” says engineer Roland Edel. Even so, board members told him they’d never see his plan, dubbed the eHighway, realized within their lifetimes. But after tests in Berlin, Sweden, and L.A., the company successfully opened a five-kilometer stretch of eHighway in Germany in May 2019. Siemens’s system converts energy from overhead contact lines to current in the motors of specially outfitted freight trucks, allowing them to run without fossil fuels. These trucks are custom-built by Volkswagen-owned Scania and fitted with links, called pantographs, behind the driver’s cabin that collect power when in contact with the overhead line. Over the past year, the eHighway has withstood winter storms and auto fires and has proved so promising that the German government is currently considering signing off on another 4,000 kilometers, which would make up one-third of the country’s entire highway system and convert 60% of its trucking to be fossil fuel-free. “If Germany decides on this, I’m pretty sure it will have a domino effect in Europe,” Edel says.Read Full Story
2020-08-03 20:04:33| digg
"We called 911 and the FHP pulled them over several miles down the road as we passed them again. There were several attempts by the driver of the semi to shake the guy off the hood as we followed behind."
2020-08-03 15:00:19| Fast Company
The technology mixes old plastic bottles with the existing asphalt to create a new road surface. Each mile uses 150,000 old bottles. A newly repaved stretch of highway in Oroville, California, looks like an ordinary road. But it’s the first highway in the country to be paved in part with recycled plastic—the equivalent of roughly 150,000 plastic bottles per mile of the three-lane road.Read Full Story
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