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News in Design: Highway Safety and Reliability Being Studied on a Virginia “Smart Road.”

Everybody’s heard of a smart phone-- but in this segment of News in Design on Transportation TV we introduce you to a Smart Road.  Dean Gustafson, State Operation Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation details his agency’s state of the art roadway located near Blacksburg, Virginia.  Like smart phones—VDOT’s smart road has all kinds’ of high-tech capabilities.  Research data is collected from 400 electronic sensors embedded throughout the roadway which are helping researchers find ways to make highway travel safer and more reliable.