“Once snow and ice blanket the road, the dangers of driving skyrocket.

“Once you have cars driving, the dynamics of the ice and snow change [because of the movement of the vehicles], and in a place such as a highway exit, the [risk of] injuries or fatalities goes up,” says Yonatan Elimelech, a partner at Israeli-based engineering firm SAN Hitech Ltd.

Going on the wintry offensive, Elimelech coordinated a project dubbed Snowless that’s developing an autonomous ice-melting technology for roadways, which embeds a metal ribbon mesh into the pavement’s surface.

The system’s sensors survey up-to-date surface temperatures, and correlate its findings with…”

Source: https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2019/01/melting-snow-away-under-road-heating-system