This goes to the the sci-fi movies addicts out there, always fascinated about the future world and what it will look like: 'New Deal' pictures the future of highways.\n\n\n\nInnovation and design studio Carlo Ratti Associati, along with Italy\u2019s leading road agency ANAS, have given a substance to our futuristic imagination with their new exhibition \u2018New Deal\u2019, envisioning the reality of smart highways for 2050.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWith the launch of the self-driving vehicles, air-taxis, drones, autonomous shuttles and data-driven multimodality, the traditional mobility landscape will be a matter of question. \n\n\n\nHence \u2018New Deal\u2019 delves into the future of the famous ring road \u201cboulevard p\u00e9riph\u00e9rique\u201d of Paris at Les Routes du Futur du Grand Paris exhibition, arranged by the Forum M\u00e9tropolitain du Grand Paris. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThis concept is based on extensive research by Carlo Ratti\u2019s MIT Senseable City Lab. The exhibition reflects the vision in five versions, two of which specifically dedicated to the memorable highway \u2018\u201cboulevard p\u00e9riph\u00e9rique\u201d.\n\n\n\nThe first one is \u201cLiving Laterality\u201d transforming the ring road into space with half the number of roads currently existing and the inclusion of playgrounds.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIn the second one, \u201cLiving Above\u201d, road space has been incorporated with inhabitable bridges constructed with green buildings above the \u201cboulevard p\u00e9riph\u00e9rique\u201d itself, which acts as a connection between Paris and banlieues. \n\n\n\nAnother concept based on Ile de France region, \u201cPavilion de l\u2019Arsenal\u201d, foresees the addition of infrastructure for energy production and even farming.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe fourth version \u201cThe streets of the world\u201d proposes the 12 car lanes integrated on the humongous A6 French highway, transforming the central part of the road into photovoltaic plants or greenhouses. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n The last concepts, \u201cMultimodality Everywhere\u201d and \u201cThe Dynamic Road\u201d, include drones flying around highways providing first aid deliveries while pole sensors send out instant alerts to future human and autonomous drivers.This project also focuses on disruptive ways of collection of mobility data with a goal of improvement in the management of traffic and road safety measures.