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The Power of Driving

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Here're two California cliches that could cliche great together: Burbank's State Assemblymember, Mike Gatto, has proposed a pilot program to look into piezoelectric generation, which turns the vibration of cars on roads into renewable energy. The technology involves placing sensors under streets to capture vibrations that can then be converted into electricity. Gatto assures NBC LA that sensors would only be placed while roads are undergoing planned repaving anyway, so there'll be no unnecessary, non-electricity-generating traffic. [NBCLA]