If you've ever wished that there were no streetlights and all travel at night was done via glow-in-the-dark cars and roads... Then I've got just what you're looking for. (No? Never wished for that? Just me then, I guess.)
A video was released recently showing the above mentioned situation in all of its glory — a glowing Nissan Leaf traveling down a glow-in-the-dark highway.
I admit, my interest in the video above is purely one of "fun," but there are plenty of practical uses for such an approach as well — such as replacing reflective line markers on dark roads with glowing ones. So, it's not all just for fun.
And, of course, glow-in-the-dark bike paths are always an interesting choice for the real world — as the Dutch have shown in recent years.
As far as glowing cars themselves — perhaps they could help reduce late-night traffic accidents on darks roads? Hard to say how effective that approach would be, but worth a try anyways?
Here's a bit of background on the fully electric Nissan Leaf in the video: The company recently began a pilot project in Europe using the long-lasting (up to 25 years), "eco friendly" glow-in-the-dark paint. It is a bit expensive, but no one can deny the "cool" factor. Maybe it will actually become the norm one day. Enjoy the video!