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Take a Trip Down the Glowing, Electric-Car Charging Highway of the Future

Scientific American -- A new "smart highway" being developed in the Netherlands has lane lines made by lights that can be altered and even lights up a warning when it gets icy.

Innovation in transportation typically happens at the level of the vehicle. The past decade has seen the growth of hybrids, electrics, and velomobiles, every new year brings new car models, and busses, trains, and subways continue to get nicer and "smarter" (with realtime transit information, for example).

So why does the other side of the transportation equation--the roads we drive on--seem to stay more or less frozen in time?

In the Netherlands, a design studio has made it its mission to make transportation safer and more environmentally friendly by redesigning not the car, but the roads themselves, as "smart highways," (...)


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:51:05 AM

would probably be good in the US (and Canada) since so many poor drivers are hitting the roads unprepared every day.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 3:21:31 AM

Take a Trip Down the Glowing, Electric-Car Charging Highway of the Future? The roads and bridges should be given a tune up and upgraded but what will those improvements be? And how much will those improvement and options cost?
Vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:09:33 AM

More good ideas.
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fowlcan
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:17:50 PM

The road sounds like fiction written by the great
"Dean Koontz"
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billwho
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:02:03 PM

Very good thought processing. If it works overseas, why not try it in the good old USA>
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:47:28 PM

Very interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on this.
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Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:43:04 PM

Not true, roads are made from more and different materials, road stripping and lane markers are new, innovation in roadway materials are constantly improving.
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ScottTee
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:42:04 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:41:51 PM

We need smart drivers before we need smart highways...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:38:55 PM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:37:38 PM

Go EV now.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:35:32 PM

This has been possible for quite a while, glad to see it coming to focus.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:33:15 PM

roads are older that dirt
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:32:23 PM

Innovation is out there . . . keep on working at it.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:31:47 PM

Anything but oil.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:29:06 PM

Looking forward to seeing updates on this
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:27:32 PM

I'd like to see people use the electric vehicle charging stations more often. Usually, they are out in the 'back-forty' at malls, and no one wants to walk in the rain with their purchases....
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:25:48 PM

Smart highways, smart lanes, smart cars...now, if only we could see a few more smart drivers.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:21:23 PM

Another part of the answer.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:19:05 PM

It's a start!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:18:45 PM

Smart highways are over due.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:11:34 PM

Doesn't anyone remember '1984'.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:11:03 PM

I'm sure if we ever have this in the US there will be a nice fat toll to use an electric recharging lane and a really nasty fine for driving there if you don't have the permit to drive there. You betcha!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:10:43 PM

a long way in the future, if ever
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:09:28 PM

Where big brother can track and control your entire life. No thanks!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:04:55 PM

Many of our road are in need of repair and this maybe something that we want to incorporate. The cost maybe offset by the saving in fixing automobile damage, lost time, and healthcare saving.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:04:53 PM

people thought paving roads was to expensive,wait and see about electric-car charging highway.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:02:33 PM

Good for the Netherlands.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:01:56 PM

we'll see
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 9:00:58 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:59:35 PM

Who's paying for this? Probably the taxpayers of that country.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:57:48 PM

I will accept it as Smart-highway if it will be able to re-fill gas as I drive, never to visit a filling station.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:45:36 PM

I don't get why there are more accidents when there are no streetlights. Unless of course people forgot to turn on their headlights and pay attention while driving.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:41:23 PM



. OK











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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:40:41 PM

Interesting...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:40:15 PM

Very interesting article!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:37:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:37:01 PM

I dont need one
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:36:58 PM

Not me !
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:36:50 PM

So?
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:36:26 PM

Nope
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:35:19 PM

Hell, they can't afford that.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 8:34:21 PM



. OK











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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 1:25:16 PM

No EV for me
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 1:04:54 PM

very together some of Western Europe. Too bad about the E.U.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:47:36 AM

Sounds great. People thought paving roads for autos was too expensive a hundred years ago but they did it anyway.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:37:27 AM

"There will be no more highways" ???
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:28:32 AM

Don't worry - unless electric vehicles start paying road taxes there will be no more highways.
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Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:52:16 AM

Now that really is a cool innovation but as cool as it is its cost and effectiveness need to be quantified before we get too excited!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:37:01 AM

Cost too high.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 10:34:42 AM

It would seem to be too expensive to start with the economy in its present condition.
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