Glow In The Dark Streets

Wired has an interesting article on the use of glow in the dark paint on roadways. It seems like an ingenious way to cut power consumption for street lights. I’m not entirely sure I really get the point of the temperature sensitive warnings though. The road getting icy when cold is generally common sense. It seems like it would be better if cars were just required to display outside temperature and perhaps have an audible alarm when it drops below freezing. The cost of this in a modern car would be relatively low as the electronics needed are all cheap. The added benefit would be both a visible (dashboard light) and audible (tone) warning.

Simple ideas can change things.

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3 Responses to “Glow In The Dark Streets”

  1. Think this is on a lot of modern cars already.on my Skoda Octavia..

    • Robert says:

      BMW’s also have the feature already. My point is, it’s not terribly expensive to add since cars already are very computerized.

  2. I think Netherlands has plan to make luminous high way to reduce road accidents. I don’t think it will be helpful if the only aim for this kind of project is to reduce energy consumption. Lights in the street still useful to reduce car accident.

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