Smart Highway
  • Smart Highway
  • Glowing Lines

  • Smart Highway
  • Dynamic Paint

  • Smart Highway
  • Interactive Light

  • Smart Highway
  • Wind Light

  • Smart Highway
  • Electric Priority Lane

  • Smart Highway
  • Daan Roosegaarde and director of Heijmans

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Any dreams that you may have of cruising along the Netherlands' Tron-like, glow-in-the-dark roads are ruined – for now. The pilot project to test the glimmering streets fizzled because the illumination just wasn't bright enough in many situations, and it failed at times when it was needed most.

Most automotive safety advancements these days are being made either through the automakers or government standards, but one group in the Netherlands is coming up with innovative ways of making the roads safer... literally. Design firm Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure have teamed up to introduce ideas for a so-called "Smart Highway" which was recently named the Best Future Concept at the Dutch Design Awards.