Advances in Design and Testing of Future Smart Roads Considering Urbanization, Digitalization, Electrification and Climate Change
The streets and roads constitute an enormous part of civil infrastructure and a large part of our cities- a social resource that must be properly managed and developed. Therefore, many road construction companies, contractors, transport and traffic administrations and municipalities are seeking for new road design models that can withstand modern challenges and demands. Advances in Design and Testing of Future Smart Roads: Considering Urbanization, Digitalization, Electrification and Climate Change deals with adapting current road designs to better withstand these future challenges as well as optimizing their structural design. Furthermore, the book illustrates recommendations and models for street/road sections, including the road section with a reconfigurable design, which can be used in both reconstruction and new construction of roads.
• Covers road testbeds that meet the challenge of future urbanization, including digitalization and electrification
• Provides recommendations for potential climate change impacts, including flooding and ice accumulation problems
• Introduces the concept of reconfigurable and removable streets including recommendations for corresponding street testbeds
This book will be of interest to road construction companies and contractors, transport and traffic administrations and municipalities, lecturers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in transport infrastructure and future road designs.