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British inventor Peter Hughes has come up with a ramp that generates 10 kilowatts of power every time a car drives over it, and authorities are clamoring to procure the devices as a way to power traffic lights and road signs. Man, if we just blanketed I-5 with these things, California's energy woes could be over like Nick & Jessica! Gray Davis, you were just a few years too early to avoid gettin' Waterlooed.

Ramp creates power as cars pass [BBC]

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How Los Angeles Keeps the Traffic Kind of Moving [Internal]