smartercities:

Volvo Tests A Road That Can Charge Cars And Trucks | FastCompany
Charging electric vehicles while they are on the move may seem a bit out-there. But, in fact, we already do it for major groups of vehicles—trams and trains, for instance. French cities have completely wireless trams, and their record is good. After 10 years and about 7.5 million miles, they haven’t reported serious problems.
In Sweden, Volvo is applying the same technology to roads, opening up the possibility that people would no longer have to fear getting stranded by a dead battery—a major hurdle to people’s willingness to buy an electric car. 

smartercities:

Volvo Tests A Road That Can Charge Cars And Trucks | FastCompany

Charging electric vehicles while they are on the move may seem a bit out-there. But, in fact, we already do it for major groups of vehicles—trams and trains, for instance. French cities have completely wireless trams, and their record is good. After 10 years and about 7.5 million miles, they haven’t reported serious problems.

In Sweden, Volvo is applying the same technology to roads, opening up the possibility that people would no longer have to fear getting stranded by a dead battery—a major hurdle to people’s willingness to buy an electric car. 

 'Green asphalt' layers cool surface on school lot
Source: CNET
What’s light green, sprayed on top of asphalt, and lowers the temperature of parking lots by 30 degrees? If you went to school at Robert L. Duffy school in Phoenix, you’d know the answer. Late last month, the charter school became the testing ground for “green asphalt,” a concrete-based reflective covering designed to make asphalt surfaces cooler and more durable. A school ‘goes green’ with cooler pavement (photos) View the full gallery Phoenix-based Emerald Cities installed the coating at the school to demonstrate the viability of the technology to city leaders and contractors, company CEO Sheri Roese said yesterday. As part of its efforts to be carbon neutral, the school had its parking lot resurfaced to lower the energy needed for cooling adjacent buildings and make the parking lot more comfortable for students during lunch and recess.

 'Green asphalt' layers cool surface on school lot

Source: CNET

What’s light green, sprayed on top of asphalt, and lowers the temperature of parking lots by 30 degrees? If you went to school at Robert L. Duffy school in Phoenix, you’d know the answer. Late last month, the charter school became the testing ground for “green asphalt,” a concrete-based reflective covering designed to make asphalt surfaces cooler and more durable. A school ‘goes green’ with cooler pavement (photos) View the full gallery Phoenix-based Emerald Cities installed the coating at the school to demonstrate the viability of the technology to city leaders and contractors, company CEO Sheri Roese said yesterday. As part of its efforts to be carbon neutral, the school had its parking lot resurfaced to lower the energy needed for cooling adjacent buildings and make the parking lot more comfortable for students during lunch and recess.

cloois:

Road trains that link vehicles together using wireless sensors could soon be on European roads.
A couple of years ago I was talking about an idea like this with my friend, Carlo. I can’t believe it might be happening! Prediction: phase two will involve smart roads that organize their own traffic & provide power.

cloois:

Road trains that link vehicles together using wireless sensors could soon be on European roads.

A couple of years ago I was talking about an idea like this with my friend, Carlo. I can’t believe it might be happening! Prediction: phase two will involve smart roads that organize their own traffic & provide power.

adrifting:

Solar Roadways
The Solar Roadway Panel (TM) is still on the drawing board, but it does promise lots of ambitious features. For instance, it will have smart LED lights to serve as lane markers or spell out messages. It will sense animals on the roadway and warn drivers (deer totally love the idea). It will be heated so as to prevent icing. You can stop and plug your electric car into it if you ever run out of power. And oh so much more.
via infrastructurist
This is absolutely incredible!…Still I think investing in transit is a better idea, but retrofitting all of our roads to create power would be so perfect!
Click through for a neat gif.

adrifting:

Solar Roadways

The Solar Roadway Panel (TM) is still on the drawing board, but it does promise lots of ambitious features. For instance, it will have smart LED lights to serve as lane markers or spell out messages. It will sense animals on the roadway and warn drivers (deer totally love the idea). It will be heated so as to prevent icing. You can stop and plug your electric car into it if you ever run out of power. And oh so much more.
via infrastructurist

This is absolutely incredible!…Still I think investing in transit is a better idea, but retrofitting all of our roads to create power would be so perfect!

Click through for a neat gif.