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Are Norway's Roads Too Dangerous For Self-Driving Cars--And Could The Solution Be As Simple As EZ Street Asphalt?
[May 16, 2019]

Are Norway's Roads Too Dangerous For Self-Driving Cars--And Could The Solution Be As Simple As EZ Street Asphalt?

TØNSBERG, Norway, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Elon Musk says Tesla's self-driving vehicles will be on the road next year. Are Norway's roads safe enough for a self-driving car? Winter causes dramatic road damage. Repairing roads can take months. Autonomous vehicles are confused by unusual road conditions and spontaneous drivers. But a new asphalt product could lead to better road conditions, which would lead to more predictable drivers.

The core problem with automated driving systems is their Lidar. This laser-based computer guidance system is confused by potholes, and by sudden accidents ahead. Ongoing cycles of freezing, thawing, and heavy traffic makes road condtions unpredictable, which makes human drivers even more unpredictable. Human drivers make spontaneous, split-second decisions. Self-driving cars can't deal with spontaneity. They are controlled by algorithms which, by definition, are not spontaneous. They are explicit and predetermined.

One solution is to eliminate surprises. That would include repairing potholed roads as quickly as possible all year round. But permanent asphalt repair is normally a protracted process—and is impossible for about half the year.

That's where EZ Street Asphalt comes in.

EZ Street is a technologically advanced asphalt product. Developed by Lars and Dag Seagren, Swedish-American brothers, EZ Street Asphalt is designed for use year round, and is guaranteed permanent. The product has been proven around the globe in climate extremes, from the Australian outback to the Canadian Yukon.

With a track record of almost 25 years, the product is finally available in Norway from Conzept AS. Permanent repair is now as easy and quick as a temporary patch. And EZ Street Asphalt cuts the cost of traditional road repair in half while eliminating material waste. It's also more environmentally friendly than traditional asphalt, as it's made with bio-diesel. And since it can be stockpiled, it's always ready to work when needed, any time in any weather.

The product is available in bulk, bulk sacks, and 25 kilo bags. For more information on EZ Street, contact Conzept AS in Tønsberg 996 14 638.

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