Driving through the Netherlands at night is going to feel like being in a sci-fi movie. A stretch of highway in the country has had its streetlights replaced with glow-in-the-dark lines painted on the concrete. Right now the markings are on just .3 miles of road, but the companies want to expand the technology to more roads.
Heijmans also wants to make special markings for the weather. If the temperature drops to a certain level, snowflakes would appear on the road. This sounds so cool we don't know why Dutch government isn't moving quicker. The glow-in-the-dark paint is cheaper than using lights, so it's a win-win.
[via Ars Technica]