28 May '12, 4pm

Saggy Roads Waste Fuel, Cost Money

Civil engineers from MIT have completed a study in which they have determined that vehicle fuel consumption could be reduced by as much as 3 percent by having stiffer roads. Looking at the way forces interact between the tire and the road, the researchers conclude that, "This has the effect of making the tires on the vehicle drive continuously up a slight slope."

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/automobiles/3774--saggy-roads-wast...

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