The Quantum Pontiff

Mario Theme….with an RC Car?

Real? I always wanted to design bumps in the road so that vibrations in your car would say something when you went over them…

Comments

  1. #1 Mark S.
    June 22, 2008

    My guess is, “real”, but they got lazy about synching the video with the audio.

  2. #2 HP
    June 22, 2008

    I always wanted to design bumps in the road so that vibrations in your car would say something when you went over them…

    I can’t find the reference now, but there was a story circulating a while ago that claimed they did this in Japan. There was a stretch of highway where speeding was particularly dangerous, and they cut grooves in the asphalt such that, if you drove the posted speed limit, it would play a recognizable melody. Too fast or too slow, and all you’d hear is noise.

    Never heard any followup on whether the experiment was a success. Me, I’d probably be constantly speeding up and slowing down to see if I could play the highway like a giant keyboard.

  3. #3 themadlolscientist
    June 22, 2008

    Only in Japan…………

  4. #4 peter
    June 22, 2008

    here’s a link to an article about the musical roads on gizmodo from last year