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The next generation of roads in France and in Germany

Road infrastructures are facing huge challenges: An increase in maintenance requirement, a rapid increase in transport demand particularly for freight traffic as well as the reduction of the emissions from traffic. Furthermore, they also have to face more extreme weather events due to climate change and the future shortage of so far inexpensive natural construction materials or materials based on fossil fuels.

In order to master these challenges, highly innovative and application-oriented research is needed. Existing processes and products of basic research, e.g. sensor technology, risk management, simulation methods or the use of innovative construction materials and structures should be transferred promptly and in a solution-oriented way into practice [...]

  • Information sheet

    • Date: 2012
    • Author(s): KUNZ Josef / SAINTILLAN Christophe
    • Domain(s): Road Pavements
    • Type: Routes/Roads 355 - Article -
    • PIARC Ref.: RR355-026
    • Number of pages: 10
  • This article has been published in the Routes/Roads magazine

    N° 355

    3e trimestre 2012 / Juillet

    Science et Routes, la route de nouvelle génération