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Final August, Design Milk ventured to Copenhagen to try the finalists inside the INDEX: Award 2013 pool of actually progressive designs which all focused on enhancing life. The prime design was Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s Sensible Freeway which was a plan to ship intelligent roads all by means of The Netherlands and finally, the world. Now, eight months later, the first stretch of glow-in-the-darkish road has opened on freeway N329 near the city of Oss.
A 500 meter stretch of main freeway inside the province of Noord-Brabant has been outfitted with Glowing Strains, which is the first step in Roosegaarde’s grasp plan. The painted strains on the facet of the road and markings absorb delicate all day after which glow for as a lot as eight hours at night time time, serving to to info motorists down the freeway. Roosegaarde, and improvement group Heijmans, developed the actual paint for the enterprise.