A futuristic highway that can save energy and improve road safety is to be installed in the Dutch province of Brabant from mid-2013.
The highway will include
- glow-in-the-dark road markings painted with photo-luminescent paint which are charged during the day and light up during the night;
- temperature-responsive paint which indicates slippery roads when temperatures fall below zero
- interactive lights along the highway that light up as cars approach
- wind lights that light up using the draft produced by cars and
- priority induction lanes that can recharge electric cars as they run along them.
The luminous and weather indicating road markings will be installed in the middle of 2013. The wind powered and interactive lights and the induction lanes are planned for a later stage.