Glowing Highway

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The pilot of the prestigious Smart Highway by artist Daan Roosegaarde and
construction company Heijmans is now complete. The project is part of the ‘N329-Road of the Future’ in Oss, the Netherlands.

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In this part of the road glow in the dark lines are installed, called Glowing Lines. These lines collect energy during the day and give light in the evening. Here the landscapebecomes an experience of light and information. As a result this increases visibility and safety.

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Roosegaarde and Heijmans launched the Smart Highway concept at the Dutch
Design Week. Since then the technical development of the idea has started and several versions have been tested in durability and user experience. This comes now to result in Oss as a matured design. When driving in the dark Roosegaarde describes it as ‘going through a fairy tale’.

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Images courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans.

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