Roadmap pilot project plan

The roads of tomorrow

Needed conditions:

  • 30 – 35km road
  • Cross border
  • Need for road renovation
  • For town & highway roads
  • Energy, water & communication supply lanes

Five phases of development:

  • Phase 1: Requirements engineering
  • Phase 2: Planning, staffing, financing
    • (realistic, sorrow, inter-regional, cross-country, in cooperation with EU research, co-funded by the European Union)
  • Phase 3: Development of core elements and their combination
  • Phase 4: Testing & quality assurance of all components and their combination
  • Phase 5: Bringing into service as real life test track for the automotive industry

new ways for Europe – the digital streets of tomorrow

Roads today

  • Existing all over Europe
  • Core infrastructure for traffic & transport in Europe
  • In one piece (tar or concrete)
  • Is monofunctional
  • Is affected by the weather
  • Does not or barely use sideways, green or similar
  • Provides too little parking space
  • Fosters traffic jams through stiff traffic routing
  • Location of environmental pollution through CO2 emissions & sound
  • Cost intense
    • Construction
    • Maintenance

Roads in Europe cost money, but: Roads in Europe must be modernized

Roads tomorrow

  • Existing all over Europe
  • Forms the core infrastructure in Europe for electricity, digital communication, fresh- & wastewater
  • Is multi-functional
  • Is weather independent
  • Uses the whole roadside space for electricity & noise insulation
  • Can automatically generate parking space
  • Reduces the likelihood of traffic jams & accidents through an intelligent traffic management system
  • Supports the reduction of CO2 emissions & noise pollution
  • Writes off itself early even with maintenance

Basis for a Europe wide electricity and charging station network & the development of autonomous traffic.

The Fundament

  • made of MAS stones
Modular Composition System (MAS) invented by PolyCare Research Technology GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights reserved.
Modular Composition System (MAS) invented by PolyCare Research Technology GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights reserved.
  • In the sides: lines (electricity, water, communication)
Cable-Corridor by
Cable-Corridor by
  • On top: the road

The road ________________________

  • modular constructionsolar-roadways-presented-by-rk-12-638
  • Every module consists of
    • Surface layer
    • LED & heat conductor layer
    • Electrode layer chip, scales, sensors, GPS (or similar) etc.
    • Base plate



  • conical wind power plants
  • build in rows divided by hedges


The charging stations of tomorrow

  • Basis for Europe-wide electricity network
  • Network of batteries/charging stations on the whole European continent
  • Can be clustered
  • Saves derived energy charging station design charging station design
  • Offshore wind power stations at coast side
  • Solar power from the Mediterranian
  • Solar Roads
  • Conical wind power plants at roadside
  • Can be exchanged at low costs
  • Can be operated by private persons (Recharge at your neighbours)
  • Can be charged through road electricity (wind & sun)

Opening of up of new business areas through private electricity  trading


  • Controllable traffic control system
  • Volume of traffic can be analyzed live
  • Supports camera analysis
  • Speed limits can be adjusted to actual traffic
  • LEDs road signs can be used to adjusted lanes according to traffic or needs
Possibilities to control traffic
Safer traffic through LEDs inside the road
Safer traffic through LEDs inside the road
  • Speed & load violations can be recognized live
  • Road can inform the traffic control center about objects on the road with exact location
  • Road can communicate with vehicles

Provides autonomous & half-autonomous vehicles the possibility to receive & read data regarding other vehicles, objects, traffic rules, weather etc.

  • Wifi & radio from the road
  • The road can communicate the exact location and event to traffic control center
    • Possibility of the regional- & rest marketing of the road through information binding to modules
  • Support of constituting alleys through visual identification for drivers & transmission of information to vehicles
  • Decreases the flooding danger
  • Decreases the risk of accidents caused by ice & snow
  • Potholes can be exchanged individually
    • Shortens the repair phase

      Solarroadways panels heated to melt snow
      Solarroadways panels heated to melt snow
    • No need to scarify the roads
    • Decreases the maintenance costs
  • Draining oil can be absorbed directly
    • Reduces environmental protection costs
    • Road can discharge water & can be heated


  • Wind power plants can be set directly to the roadside
    • Low sound pollution, not problematic for environment on highways
    • No interference of the landscape
    • Traffic provides steady wind
    • Traffic sound pollution is minimized through hedges between wind power plants for road environment
  • Wind & solar power can supply the electricity network with current from the fundament
    fundament digital road own example
    • Development of an electronic system below the road surface
    • Fewer above earth high-voltage cables
    • Lower sensitivity towards objects in cables
Kommunale Netzwerke Eifel - Hauptschlagader
Kommunale Netzwerke Eifel – Hauptschlagader
  • Supports the development of a power charging network
    • Saving of energy at peak times in charging station network
    • Transfer of electricity through charging station network when needed
    • Minimizes the range problem of vehicles
  • Amortizes itself
    • Wind & solar power can be sold
    • Revenue through advertisement via modules


We have to build it.

the fundament

To build digital a road system the current road needs to be completely re-thought.

Today a road is made of some tar and or bitumen surface, which is founded with sand and stone. The surface is hard, the road system it makes up does not support any other purpose than being a road. The cost of building, maintaining and renovating these roads are high. The road consumes energy. The road system costs money. It doesn’t generate it.

Road cross section,
Road cross section,

The new ways for Europe are different.

It starts with the fundament the road lies within.

Cable-Corridor by
Cable-Corridor by

The inventors of Solar Roadways had a great idea. For their prototype road of modules, they incorporated a cable corridor into the concrete base on which the road lies. It can be used as drainage for surface water or shaft to lay cables.


Why would you want a cable corridor at the sides of a road?

KNE Hauptschlagader
The current project of Kommunale Netze Eifel (KNE) called Hauptschlagader (aorta) aligning different lines in one guide rail

A cable corridor on the side of the road makes the fast and non-immersive laying of glass-fiber cables, electricity (high and low voltage) lines, drinking- and waste-water as well as gas pipes, their exchange and maintenance easy and cheap possible.

It would mean that we use our roads multi-functional.

They would not only provide a surface for transport and traffic, but also the possibility to carry our energy, gas and water supplies and the communication lines.

the current idea of laying high-voltage burried cables
The current idea of laying high-voltage buried cables damages the environment, credit: bi-horst
Pylons and high-voltage transmission lines are neither good for the environment, credit: bi-horst

Instead of digging chambers through the environment or building dangerous pylons and transmission lines, which kill millions of birds each year the new ways for Europe use the European road net as an already existing grid and transforms it into an innovative supply network for the whole continent.

To build a road with a cable corridor or a chamber changes the design of the base. From a flat base which lies on a subgrade and a bed, the base is now extended. It get’s two side chambers to carry cables or to function as a drainage.

Base of the digital road, own example
Powercrete® by Heidelberg CementGroup – The concrete with high thermal conductivity to lay high-voltage underground cables.

The second chamber is needed if the road is supposed to function as a carrier for high-voltage buried cables.

Due to the electromagnetic fields and the heat the cables carries, while transmitting the electricity, they can not be taken in the same chamber as all other cables and pipes. Instead, the high-voltage cables have to be embedded in liquid soil.

Both chambers have to have a minimum depth of 1,5m-1,7m to cause no harm to the environment above the surface and the road modules and to lay safe.

As the electromagnetism and the heat of this construct is a challenge to construction. The liquid soil solution is supported by the way and the material of which the base is build.

Modular Composition System (MAS) invented by PolyCare Research Technology GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights reserved.
Modular Assembly System (MAS) invented by PolyCare Research Technology GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights Reserved.

Poly-Care Research Technology invented a polymer concrete which is formed similar to LEGO-stones and can also be pressed in other useful forms.

These polymer concrete stones are free of cement and don’t need typical construction sand. They can be made of a diverse range of material. Some of these materials could be heat and or electromagnetism containing materials which protect the surrounding environment from the effects. One of the great innovations of Poly-Care is that their stones can be produced with a mobile production factory.

This mobile production plant can use the existing materials, which could be parts of the old recycled road.