Scientific American: Stiffer Roads Could Drive Down Carbon Emissions

June 22, 2020

Even as a truck drives on a level road, it is, in a sense, still traveling uphill. That’s because trucks can deform the surface of a pavement, creating a shallow slope up which they must continuously drive. In this Scientific American podcast, CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory explains how mitigating pavement deformation could reduce U.S. transportation emissions by 0.5% over 50 years—equivalent to a billion barrels of oil.