While we search for means and possibilities to build and repair roads, Israel is already developing high-tech road surface that will save people from having to clean them from snow and ice. Company SAN Hitech proposed a technology, which perfectly fits the definition of “smart asphalt”.
The essence of the development of Israeli scientists is that under a layer of asphalt placed on a metal grid, which can, if necessary, to heat. Temperature sensors, which comes with the system, track changes in the environment and when cold give the command to turn on heated roads.
The system, called Snowless, completely Autonomous, except for infrequent repair and maintenance, does not need manual intervention. SAN technology Hitech can be used not only with new pavement. Engineers invented a way to equip the heating grid and the old road, not destroying them. Special equipment penetrate the old asphalt and grooves in them fit the mesh elements.