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Global traffic jam
Article mis en ligne le 6 avril 2013
dernière modification le 14 avril 2013

par Claire Rasquinet , Philippe Rasquinet
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What is the solution to the global traffic jam   ?

This year the BBC is looking into the future, in key areas of science, politics, education and our personal life in a series called What If ? As part of this, 6 Minute English looks at the question : ’What if everyone had a car ?’

There are already a billion   cars in the world but what would be the consequences if there were even more vehicles on the road ? Rob and Jennifer discuss what might happen and they talk about some designs for cars of the future.

We’ll be hearing some driving-related words and phrases along the way.

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Hello, I’am Rob.welcome tio 6 minute english. I m joined today by Jennifer

Hi there Rob.

Thanks for joining me. So, this year the BBC is looking for the future, in key areas of Science, politics, education and our personnal life in a serious called " what if" .
one of the question is asking is " what if everyone had a car" and that’s what’s we discussing today and we’(re looking at some of language associated with driving and traffic.

well... living in london... I Know all about traffic, especially traffic jams.that’s way too many cars lorries   and busses get stock in long queues on the road

yes they stock together just like jam. And it’s a big problem in cities around the world. it could be the situation that one day, all the traffic become one long queue and we have a global traffic jam  . Today we’re hearing about some possible solutions that may prevent this problem from happening. But first I think it’s only fare ( ?) that we begin today’s journey with a question.

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And this question is for me, I suppose ?

It is ! On the subject of traffic jam   your question today is this : in 2010, one of the world longest jams (???) in China. do you know how long it was ?
was it :

  • A:50 km
  • B:100 km
  • C:200 Km

wouhaou ! there are all very long but I thing I’ll go for A : 50 km

...50 km.... OK, well, let’s find out if you’re right at the end of the program

So we discussing the question "what if everyone had a car".
It’s quiet a worring tought because already there are a billion   cars in the world, and this esimated, or predicted by 2050, there will be 4 billion   cars.

That really would cause some serious great ( ?) lock (?). That means that road in towns and cities are so blocked that the traffic is unable to move .

it’s like that now in some developping countries(???) increase in car ownership.
(??? )healthier that they want to own a car.

but in one indian city, for exemple, that’s a big problem as we can hear now from the BBC delegate (??)

this is Mombay (???) the commercial capital of India, a fast growing city, and important symbol of recent economic success, but it has a problem. or to be more precise, it has a 1.5 million problems. that’s howmany motor vehicle there are... a maëlstrom of car, lorries  , auto ??? and motorbikes. (???)

that’s delegate (?) in Mombay,.
a city which he describes is the symbol, an important symbol, a powerful symbol of Indian"s economic success. But that success has come at a price. in other words, there’s a negative side of the story.

Yes, the traffic which he describes as a maëlstrom, so a confiusing, chaotic mix   of vehicles which are (crumbed ???) bumper   to bumper  . so squizz closely together in the city streets

so, when the (???) start their journeys or get behind the wheel, , in the morning rush hour, that’s the busiedt time the day (?) they could spend hours just to try too make a relatively short journey to get to work

well I thin it will be a (???) to walk.tht’s certainly good option for London where we... where the traffic is slow and ??? .a hundred years ago

well, is this end of the road for cars ?

you mean " will be stop using them" ? I thing not. and behong Lombo, director of the concensors (?) centers agrees : even with good public transports, as busses and trains services, he says we love our car.
what does he think the solution is ?

the solution is not , as many would like to be to cut back at cars because people want cars !
the solution would have to be technological : to find smart ways to have less polluting cars (???)

right ! so the solution is technological : better thechnology to make car less gaz gazoling
so using less fuel wich causes less polution and they need to be to be smaller too.

yes one compangin is already designing an MIT city car wich actually ???
another is designing a funny car whith 2 weels like a motorbike, but more stable

and ??? self driving robot cars ? they can save space on the road by driving closer to the car in front ? how a clever ideas...

you can’t change : and that’"z the driver...

and, comee on jane, , who the worst ? men or women drivers ?
it’s definitly men : women drivers are very safe at all time in my experience

ah ! I would say that...

( to be continued)

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