Forget Smart Phones, Smart Roads are the Future

We live in an exciting age where new technologies become major parts of our lives overnight. Here are some cool new developments we’re really excited about…

 

 

Glow-In-The-Dark Road Markings

Currently being tested in the Netherlands, this negates the need for streetlights while reducing the risk of nighttime collisions. This would be really useful on all those dark roads (such as I-35W south of Burleson.)

 

Intelligent, Environmentally-Friendly Roads

Currently being developed in Idaho, Solar Roadways are made of specially-designed glass designed to replace asphalt. Lights embedded beneath the roadway will warn drivers of upcoming hazards, while heating elements will melt any pesky ice or snow. Plus, because each panel captures energy from the Sun the system could feasibly replace the antiquated power grid that currently exists – as well as charge electric cars while they’re driving.

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