Colorado Prepares To Install ‘Smart Road’ Product By Integrated Roadways

Wave723 shares a report from IEEE Spectrum: On August 30, a startup plans to add its “smart pavement” to an intersection in an industrial corner of Denver, Colorado. The company has encased assorted electronics within four slabs of concrete and will wedge those slabs into the road between a Pepsi Co. bottling plant and two parking lots. Integrated Roadways says its product, which can deduce the speed, weight, and direction of a vehicle from the basket of sensors buried in the pavement, will face its first real-world test at that discreet Denver junction. If this trial goes well, the startup “will replace 500 meters of pavement along a dangerous curve in Highway 285, just south of Denver, with its product in early 2019,” reports IEEE Spectrum. The sensors will be able to detect when a driver careens off the road’s edge and alert authorities. It even has the ability to prompt officials to reconfigure lanes to relieve congestion.

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