Daan Roosegaard not only won an INDEX Design to improve life award, but also the Peoples' Choice award in an online poll on CNN for his Smart Highway project. Daan says in the press release:
We live in a city of endless gray concrete roads, surrounded by steel lamps. They have a huge visual impact on our city. But why do they remain so rough and without imagination? Why not make them a vision about mobility, a symbol of the future?
We have covered the Smart Highway a few times on TreeHugger, (see related links to the left) and managed to get a short interview of Daan after the press conference. What most impressed me about the project is that it isn't for the rich few who can afford an autonomous car when they come on the market, but is for everyone.
I apologize for the traffic noise.