Italy-based students Domenico Diego and Cristina Corradini think potholes need to be more visible, and your car’s suspension probably agrees. Their “Street Safe Initiative” is a program that wants to take the transportation network / organism comparison to another level by “comparing the road surface to the human skin”.
When someone gets a scrape, you see red underneath; Diego and Corradini think the same principle can be applied to roads.
“[The concept] comprises a brightly-coloured layer of asphalt a few inches beneath the surface of the road, which becomes visible when the road surface breaks up, making potholes easier to see and avoid.”
The Street Safe Initiative will be tested later this year in Italy. If it proves cost effective and feasible, the program may be popping up in other European countries.
Iz:For me, it’s a novel idea but it’s not the right solution and its an ingenious solution to a problem that should have never have existed in the first place.