Official: Smart highways can charge EVs, give weather warnings
Gotta love those Dutch folks.
Designer Daan Roosegaarde is teaming up with Heijmans Infrastructure to dream up smart highway lanes that not only give drivers weather information by "glowing" but will eventually be able to help recharge electric vehicles.
Presented at Dutch Design Week this week, the "glowing" concept involves using a special paint on highways that will glow at night for as long as 10 hours and will allow drivers better safety by, for instance, illuminating ice crystals on the road. That advancement may be on Netherlands highways as soon as next year.
Additionally, the designer is proposing the installation of induction coils in some Dutch highways. Those would be able to wirelessly charge electric-drive vehicles while they are in motion. Which, while not the only time we've heard of something like this, would be really cool.
Check out the press release from Roosegaarde and Heijmans below.Permalink | Email this | Comments