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Infrared technology to mend London potholes

18 September 2013 Last updated at 17:43 BST

Councils in London are using a new technology which uses infrared technology to mend potholes ahead of the winter.

The machines - which can only be used in dry weather - can cover potholes in eight minutes.

David Taylor, from Ken's Autos, said he had seen an increase in the last five years of vehicles damaged by potholes, while Warren Whyatt, a highway engineer from Croydon Council, said the machines caused less pollution.

Martin Low, from Westminster Council, said the authority was investing £1.2m in preparing the roads for winter.