Smart Road Infrastructure
Smart roads are road infrastructures with integrated structural materials, sensors, information centres, and energy systems. They are intended to extend the road's service life and performance, reduce safety risks, and improve service quality. Several smart road pilot projects have been initiated, such as precast pavements with integrated optical fibres, self-healing asphalt material, self-snow-melting systems and solar pavements.
Smart roads are likely to play an important role in future sustainable transport systems and supplying data for intelligent transportation systems (ITS). This book brings together the latest research into technologies for novel and smart road infrastructures. Coverage includes road surface technologies, techniques for road-based energy harvesting, sustainable pavement approaches, informatization of the road, and use of the data gained for various cloud-based services including ITS.
A systematic guide to an emerging topic, this book is aimed particularly at researchers in academia and industry, including those working for ITS providers and organizations. It will also be of use to practitioners in ITS organizations and governmental transport agencies.
About the Editors
Runhua Guo is an associate professor at the School of Civil Engineering and deputy director of the Institute of Transportation at Tsinghua University, China. Born in 1975, he is a leading expert in road and airport engineering. The main research directions include road building materials and structural design, traffic infrastructure maintenance and evaluation management, etc. He has successively presided over nearly 10 research projects for the National Natural Science Foundation of China, various national ministries and commissions, and provincial and prefecture level.