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Netherlands will soon contain glow-in-the-dark roads

Apr 15 2014, 9:05am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Netherlands will soon contain glow-in-the-dark roads

Streetlights may be replaced sooner that is perceived, with none other than glow-in-the dark roads.

One stretch of street in the Netherlands may make one sense that it’s all too similar to playing a video game. The conventional power sucking streetlights have been replaced with glow-in-the-dark pavements for a 500m stretch of road. The street paint which is the source of the glow-in-the-dark effect employs solar powered fueled photograph luminescent powder, giving a Tron-like effect to the spectator.

There are additionally plans to fuse wind-controlled lights that sparkle just when automobiles are adjacent. Along with this there are also plans for creating specific lanes where electric autos could energize while they drive. It is expected that the glow-in-the dark road will need to pass a few government security and toughness tests before streetlights can be completely made redundant.

This is simply an evidence of the original idea created by Studio Roosegaarde. He plans to utilize parks as a testing ground for new forms of the glow-in-the-dark technique. In the future, new emphases may even incorporate educational markers such as those incorporating street art. During the freezing winter, the pavement may even light up by virtue of large flakes to alarm drivers (until they get covered by snow). These new ventures will possible raise expectations for what one may look forward to in the future particular to highways.


Source: studioroosegaarde

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