Singing Roads in Japan

Weird. This story in the UK’s Guardian caught my eye. A team of engineers in Japan has developed a system whereby a car becomes the bow to a road’s violin. So-called ‘melody roads’ are inset with a series of grooves cut at very specific distances — to create different notes as you drive across them. There are three such roads in Japan to date, one of which ‘plays’ a well known Japanese pop song.

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