Netherlands open glow-in-the-dark highway!

The Smart Highway project has finally become a reality with a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands that uses glow-in-the-dark road markings.

Developed by a young Dutch designer named Daan Roosegaarde, this unique highway even features weather markings, like snowflakes that appear when the temperature reaches a certain level to warn drivers about potentially slippery conditions.

The markings use a photo-luminescent powder integrated into the road paint, and their glow lasts up to eight hours once “powered” throughout the day. Additional ones could eventually be added to serve various purposes, such as defining lanes for electric vehicles.

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