Self-repairing roads, web-enabled signage and inductive charging motorways are on the horizon.
If our current roads were to go to school, they would almost certainly come home with a report card that says, "immensely practical but often absent and inherently stupid".
Let's face it, the lumps of Tarmac and miles of metal that connect our towns and cities aren't exactly giving much back to society, bar the ability to see friends, family and colleagues without traversing a muddy field.
But that's all about to change, as technology steps in to ensure the road networks we regularly use are giving something back by generating electricity, offering up-to-the-minute information and communicating directly with vehicles.
Follow the link to see the five innovations that will revolutionise our relationship with the road:
The article was orignally seen at: https://www.alphr.com/the-future/1000723/the-5-innovations-that-will-revolutionise-the-way-we-interact-with-our-roads