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    Glowing Smart Highway live in the Netherlands

    By studio roosegaarde
    Oct 22, '14 4:13 PM EST

    Smart Highways are interactive and sustainable roads of tomorrow by designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure. The Glowing Lines are the first realised project.

    The first Smart Highway is Glowing Lines which are lines that charge at day-time, and glow at night for eight hours. Here the landscape becomes energy-neutral and a poetic experience. The first pilot of Glowing Lines has been realised at N329 in Oss (NL) and will be further launched international.

    New designs include ‘Dynamic Paint’, ‘Interactive Light’, ‘Induction Priority Lane’ and ‘Road Printer’. The goal is to make roads which are more sustainable and interactive by using light, energy and road signs that automatically adapt to the traffic situation. 

    The collaboration between Roosegaarde and Heijmans is a true example of innovative industries. The design and interactivity from Studio Roosegaarde and the craftsmanship of Heijmans are fused into one common goal: innovation of the Dutch landscape.

    Smart Highway has been awarded with a Dutch Design Award, Accenture Innovation Award, and is winner of the INDEX Award 2013.

    Glowing Lines Smart Highway live


    • This seems like a smart idea, certainly in very rural areas where lighting infrastructure is more expensive.

      Oct 23, 14 8:55 am  · 

      I like this... I've thought about this before... I hate driving at night because its hard to see the road... this seems like a much safer way... 

      Oct 23, 14 12:08 pm  · 

      Very nice. Wonder whatever happened to that solar road project?

      Oct 25, 14 12:37 pm  · 

      The ideas are awesome, I'm impressed.

      Feb 7, 15 2:05 pm  · 

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