Right in front of a tire shop in Jersey City, there exists a small, symbiotic community: a huge, deep pothole and the group of guys who like to watch cars bottom out in it. It’s a simple life, but a rewarding one, punctuated with the scrapes of underbody slamming into asphalt and the exultant screams of the voyeurs.
If you have a pulse and have driven in a car, you understand our roadways suck. That’s also true in Portland, Oregon, where a group of self-described anarchists have reportedly patched a few potholes to call attention to the piece of shit that is the city’s roads.
The updated Ford Fusion V6 Sport gets a computer-controlled shock absorber system for 2017, which can adjust the dampers every two milliseconds and won’t let the wheels fall into those damn potholes. Magic!
Today, potholes are monitored and repaired slowly, by human eyes and hands. The Univerity of Leeds just won $6.5 million (£4.2m) to turn that work over to robots.
Potholes are a menace all over the world, especially where the temperature drops below freezing during winter. Jaguar Land Rover believes instead of waiting for the government to take care of the problem, cars should detect potholes, build a database and share the information through cloud services.
Potholes are the garbage of roads. But they’re also the bane of the existence of drivers in Panama City, a gleaming metropolis of skyscrapers and beauty, which was so busy building all of it that it forgot about its actual roads. One company sought to change that, by having the potholes tweet about it every time a…
Ahh, springtime. The wonderful season each year that brings us blooming flowers, and gorgeous sunshine, and warm temperatures, and potholes the size of cargo elevators.
I think I have found the solution to America’s crumbling road and highway system: His name is Wanksy. He lives in England and he spray paints dicks on things. And by God, he gets things done.
New York's infrastructure system is rather demanding. The next time you sit on the train, just think about what it took to restart the metro system after Sandy.
Liquefaction is the phenomenon where earth liquidizes from vibration or the addition of liquid; think quicksand. One Russian driver's car became the victim of liquefaction in action, when it sank in this brutal pothole. [EnglishRussia]
There are potholes, and then there are potholes. If you live in Russia, the bigger ones apparently launch your car several feet in the air. Note to self: Do not move to Russia.
Some Ukrainians in a VW Golf got one hell of a surprise when they drove through a puddle only to find it was deep enough to swallow their car whole. Now that's a water hazard.
For drivers, Spring means potholes. While we await the influx of anemic infrastructure spending from the stimulus package, here's a look at 16 of the worst found on Detroit surface streets.