Monday, 7 January 2013

Futuristic Highways In The Netherlands Glow In The Dark

A futuristic highway that can save energy and improve road safety is set to be installed in the Netherlands by mid-2013. The highway includes: glow-in-the-dark road markings painted with photo-luminescent paint which are charged during the day and light up during the night; temperature-responsive paint which indicates slippery roads when temperatures fall below zero; and interactive lights along the highway that light up as cars approach.

Wind lights that light up using the draft produced by cars and priority induction lanes that can recharge electric cars as they run along them also feature. The luminous road markings and weather indicating roads will debut in the Dutch province of Brabant (that's where I live).

YouTube link

(thanks Cora)

2 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

And you live on one of the mountains in brabant? :-)

Gerard said...

Yes, and looking out over the valley. :)