Fixing Potholes with a Flick of a Joystick

A newly-designed truck known as the "Pothole Killer" can fix a pothole with the flick of a wrist (VIDEO).
May 21, 2009, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Now things have changed. There is a futuristic new machine called the pothole killer that allows one person–who never has to get out of the truck cab–to 'hot patch' 100 potholes in a day. (Watch the video for details.) In other words, the machine makes human labor nearly 100 times more efficient in repairing damaged roads. Fixing a pothole the old way: $70; Fixing a pothole the new way: $3. Technology at work, children.

The company that makes the device, Patch Management, also claims that repairs made by the Pothole Killer last four times longer than those done by old-fashioned "throw and go" technique (i.e. what road crews generally do)."

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Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in The Infrastructurist
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