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ELEKTRO 11/2016 was released on November 7th 2016. Its digital version will be available on December 1st 2016.

 

Topic: Switchboards and switchboard engineering; Rotating electrical machines and power electronics; Maintenance of EE

 

Main Article

Lithium traction batteries for electric mobility (part 1)

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2016 was released on December 5th 2016. Its digital version will be available on January 5th 2017.

Interiors lighting
Colloquium Interiors 2016 – the fifth anniversary
Cooperation of indoor interior and lighting 

Standards, regulations and recommendations
New standards for road lighting

Glowing highways from Netherlands

23.11.2014 | |

Glowing road (Studio Roosegarde)In a small town about 60 miles southwest of Amsterdam lies a stretch of road with no streetlights. Instead, along some 15,000 feet of Highway N329, cars follow stripes of glowing green paint that illuminate the edges of the road like an airfield landing strip at night. Designer Daan Roosegaarde calls it the highway of the future. For the past several years, Roosegaarde and his team of Dutch designers have been working on making these glowing lines a reality. This road in the Netherlands is the pilot project for Roosegaarde’s ambitious vision of replacing passive infrastructure with smart roads that communicate with drivers. He has big ideas—things like roadways that charge electric cars and color-changing paints that alert drivers to icy conditions. As cars get smarter, he argues, so too should the infrastructure that supports them.

Further reading at wired.com
Image credit: 2× Studio Roosegaarde