Moscow to try out LED-based road surface markings

Moscow to try out LED-based road surface markingsNew LED-based road surface markings may soon appear on one of Moscow?s central streets as part of the city?s Innovation Road project.

New LED-based road surface markings may soon appear on one of Moscow?s central streets, m24.ru reports. LED markers will reportedly be embedded in asphalt. At nighttime, the markers are expected to become an additional visual means of separating traffic moving in opposite directions, and to also alert drivers to crossroads, pedestrian crossing areas or dangerous sections ahead. According to Valery Nesmeyanov, an executive at Road Solar, a Russian company behind the project, the LED markers will be powered from a special storage battery charged by solar energy. It would take the battery three hours of solar charge time to then sustain the system for another 100 hours, he claimed. Mr. Nesmeyanov also said that the markers would be seen within an 800 meter radius and would either issue uninterrupted light or blink. The LED markers are also reported to be able to get power from electrical mains as well, thus eliminating any dependence on weather conditions...