New technology helps cities more effectively de-ice roads


Today’s Video of the Day comes from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and features a look at a new technology that will help cities de-ice roads more cost-efficiently and effectively.

According to the research team, cities in the United States spend a collective $1.5 billion to remove ice and snow from roads.

The new technology combines software and hardware with city data and modeling to identify areas of the road that are most dangerous during hazardous weather. This piece communicates with a device on the salt truck to optimize use of the de-icing agent where needed.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory