Glow-in-the-Dark Road

Glow-in-the-Dark light-absorbing road markings have replaced standard ones on a 500 meter part of highway in the Netherlands.   Image © Maxime Verhagen

This Glow-in-the-Dark Road project is the first stage of a concept designed by Daan Roosegaarde, which absorbs light during the day and releases it in the dark.

According to wired one Netherlands news report said: “It looks like you are driving through a fairytale.”

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Smart Highway are interactive and sustainable roads of today. Designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure are developing new designs and technologies for this Route 66 of the future.

New designs include the ‘Glowing Lines’, ‘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.

Awarded with a Best Future Concept by the Dutch Design Awards 2012 the first meters Smart Highway will be realized second half of 2013 in the Netherlands.

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via wired

source Studio Roosegaarde