Tuesday 17 June 2014

TRAVEL TIDBITS: Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands

From glow sticks to glow-in-the-dark jewellery, there's been a flurry of products in this category. And now, you can add glow-in-the-dark roads to it.

If you were ever worried about driving during pitch darkness, this will an exciting proposition. Studio Roosegaarde teamed up with Dutch civil engineering firm Heijmans to come up with
solar-powered photo-luminescent powder that was incorporated into the road paint. As BBC News reported, this paint  charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights. This technology can currently be seen on the N329 in Oss, approximately 100km south east of Amsterdam.

Photo source: www.engadget.com

Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27021291


Siddhartha Joshi said...

I had just read about this, I think it won the INDEX awards as well last year...good to see it in use :)
-- Srinagar - the city of seven bridges

Ruchika Vyas said...

I know. I hope more countries start using this.

Susan Seeks said...

Ha! So crazy how sometimes technology can be both fun and practical and of course save energy and lives at the very same time. Did you also see in the Netherlands where they had a glow in the dark bike path that was meant to resemble Starry Night by Van Gogh? Thanks for sharing.

Ruchika Vyas said...

Starry Night, really? Sounds fascinating. I will check it out. Thanks Susan :)