Hopefully the energy saving, safety enhancing roads in Holland will be more real than the mountains in the back of the picture (for the geography challenged: there are no mountains in the Netherlands).

Glow-in-the-dark highway: the video

By Mark Halper | January 8, 2013, 3:30 AM PST

Take a one-minute drive in the video below on an energy saving, safety enhanced highway that offers:

Glow in the dark road markings that absorb the sun’s rays by day and emit light at night.

Temperature responsive road paint that shows patterns of ice crystals only when the mercury hits freezing, warning the driver of skidding hazards.

Motion sensitive roadside lights that switch on and off as cars pass.

Pinwheel lights powered by wind from the draft of vehicles.

Special lanes that charge electric cars on the go, using induction technology.

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