There are a lot of cool smart highway designs going around, but Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure just made me want to jump in the electric car and hit the road.
This smart highway design not only charges your car, but it will light the road, show you the weather and make you feel like you are driving in the future. The roads are treated with a special foto-luminising powder to create a glow in the dark pathways, so extra lighting is not needed. The powder is charged during the day and at night it illuminates the contours of the road for up to 10 hours.
To get a weather report to the driver, a dynamic paint is used to create a road surface that responds to temperature fluctuations. The dynamic paint, for example, in cold weather may produce ice crystals on the road to alert the driver of slick road conditions.
Pretty wicked, eh?
Image Credit: Studio Roosegaarde
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