Video: Netherlands to get glow-in-the-dark highways starting next year

Here’s something that makes you wonder why they haven’t figured this out before. Designer Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure presented the first prototypes of the ‘Smart Highway’ during the Dutch Design Week. The Smart Highway is basically a glow-in-the-dark roads using dynamic paint, interactive light, induction priority and wind light.

“Using the latest techniques, they are building the first ‘Smart Highways’ in Europe, roads that are more sustainable, safe and intuitive,” according to the statement. “Selected ‘Best Future Concept’ by the Dutch Design Awards, these highways will be realized mid 2013 in the Netherlands.”

Currently, the first pieces of the ‘Smart Highway’ are open for the public during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Hit the jump for the video.

– By: Omar Rana


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