Surface transport infrastructures in European countries represent a tremendous heritage. Their adaptation to new societal demands is a major objective. The development of new technical innovations is slow, due to the multiplicity of road owners, the lack of design guidelines and cost/benefit ratio information. Furthermore innovations have not been integrated into a global vision of the road of the future.

NR2C aims at addressing these issues by:

  • expressing and deriving new concepts for the roads of the future, from a global perspective
  • developing a number of targeted innovations of special interest

Some concepts will be analysed and ranked through a multi-criteria analysis that includes large-scale socio-economic considerations within the scope of sustainable development. The selected concepts will be then further developed in order to prove their technical and economic feasibility, clarify unsolved problems, propose specific innovations for problem resolution, and lay out a path towards their profressive implementation.