Dutch Engineers Test Glow-in-the-Dark ‘Smart Highway’

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Luminescent powder in paint has given a glow to 500 meters of Dutch highway, resulting in a trial section of glow-in-the-dark road.

Designer Daan Roosegaarde, who won best future concept for the idea at the Dutch Design Awards in 2012, is collaborating with Heijmans, a Dutch civil engineering firm, to create such interactive highways. Almost two years later, the project is coming to fruition with some adjustments, according Slate.

“The government is shutting down streetlights at night to save money,” Roosegaarde said in an interview with the BBC. ” This road is about safety and envisaging a more self-sustainable and more interactive world.” Read more…

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