This is the highway of the future

Sunday, February 24, 2013 in , , , , , , , , , by Unknown

According to Studio Roosegaarde the highways of the future are safer, cleaner and more environmentally sound.

The Dutch design lab Studio Roosegaarde invents weird things. And now, the brains behind clothing that becomes transparent while the wearer is getting, ahem, intimate and a room that contracts and expands based on how hard you dance in it would like to redesign Europe’s entire system of highways and roads. So they did.

The lab has developed solar powered glow-in-the-dark roads that charge during the day to illuminate your evening drive, dynamic asphalt paint that transforms in response to road conditions like ice and sleet, and car lanes that double as electric car chargers by using magnetic fields under the asphalt. These ideas might seem far out, but they’re already being implemented in Holland. If all goes well during the piloting program, there are talks of implementing these upgrades across Europe.

Dutchman brings glow to night-driving: Reuters interviews designer Daan Roosegaarde from Daan Roosegaarde on Vimeo.

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