Visitors to the Kennedy NASA Space Center will soon see an” intelligent “pavement consisting of piezoelectric tiles that accumulate their own energy and can Today in the megalopolises of the stone jungle of the megalopolises, the sidewalks take up a lot of space, so scientists decided to give them up-to-date technologies.
At first, special coatings appeared that absorbed solar energy and turned it into a beautiful backlight. The impact of the steps of passers-by and even emitted signals from Wi-Fi.The specialists of the NASA Space Center, creating their “smart pavement” decided to combine all the best that was invented earlier.
The $ 2 million pavement consists of 1,000 tiles located on an area of 3,700 square meters. They form a mosaic of the Earth, Mars, Moon and ISS, each tile contains electronic boards, six small solar panels, a battery, LEDs, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi transmitter, microcontrollers and a piezoelectric element all placed in a cavity in special concrete and covered with a solid glass tile. energy from the mechanical effects of steps.
Along with the multicolored lighting, the tiles also pass on to mobile phones of passers-by information about the latest advances in space technology. The system is completely autonomous, thanks to piezoelectric elements, solar panels and lithium batteries, where all the stored energy is stored.
The main goal of the project is to introduce the technologies of “smart” cities of the future. Installations like this can be used to illuminate places where visitors can receive interesting information in real time.