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The Drive through concept involves the use of friction energy obtained from vehicles driving over a speed limit road marking to power on lights illuminating warning signs by the road. A large pad with a very rough surface is installed on the road; when vehicles drive over the pad, the friction energy from the contact between the tires and the pad surface will be collected by a generator, which will convert the energy into electricity. This electricity is then stored for the lights installed by roadside signs, warning drivers to lower their speeds throughout school zones and dangerous areas.
National Taiwan Normal University
Kai-Yu Wu Yu-Te Lin Cheng-Ta Chiang Jih-Kuei Fan