In one of my favorite scenes in Alex Cox’s hip, 1984 cult film Repo Man, one of the characters, Miller explains to another character Otto (brilliantly played by Emilio Estevez) that the reason he doesn’t drive is that “the more you drive, the less intelligent you are.”
Maybe that’s because there were not any “smart highways” around like the one now being proposed for Korea.
According to a story in the Korea Herald, a “Smart Highway,” on which vehicles could travel at a speed of up to 160 kilometers per hour and exchange traffic information to avoid congestion is likely to be built in Korea after 2016, the government said yesterday.”
Wow, that’s something. Nothing like dreaming big.
I would like to see how such a highway would work around Sollal or Chusok when existing highways in and out of the city end up being one massive parking lot with everyone leaving the city.
And if there was some way for a highway to stop all those tow trucks from using the shoulder as a passing lane, now that would be a smart highway.