Smart Highways Will Charge Your Car, Tell You What the Weather Is

© Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure

Most people are looking at how one can make cars better, but Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure are looking at ways to fix the roads. The induction priority lane will charge your car while you drive, probably using induction coils buried in the road. Such a car could also very easily be made driverless, just following the coil.

© Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure

The pathways of the Glow-in-the-dark roads are treated with a special foto-luminising powder making extra lighting unnecessary. Charged in day light, the Glow-in-the-dark road illuminates the contours of the road at night up to 10 hours. Dynamic Paint, paint that becomes visible in response to temperature fluctuations, enables the surface of roads to communicate relevant and adequate traffic information directly to drivers.

© Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure

For example ice-crystals become visible on the surface of the road when it’s cold and slippery. More at Studio Roosegaarde

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