Smart Roads Could Soon Call An Ambulance, Connect You to the Internet
Smart phones, smart fridges, smart cities ' everything is increasingly connected to everything else. The internet-of-things revolution has brought new (and'often frivolous) features to the most mundane of everyday objects. But you know one thing it might actually help us to have synced up? our road system.
You may have noticed, roads are really dumb right now. Theyre expensive to maintain, and generally cant do much besides allowing above-ground transportation (credit where credit is due, though). But Kansas City tech startup Integrated Roadways is trying to change that.
Detailed in'a report by the'Kansas City Star, the startups 'smart pavement' vision promises to make roadways safer, and generally give roads a little more 21st century pizzazz, by imbuing'the road itself'with smart technology.