Europe is living an economic downturn with a consequent need of adaptation for all the sectors.

In the road sector, each km consumes a large amount of materials and energy not only in the construction but also in the maintenance. The development of new technologies and systems will provide a more affordable, durable, safer, greener and cost-effective road infrastructure.

In addition, negative effects of extreme weather conditions caused by the climate change, the significant increase of traffic flow in certain motorways due to the opening of freight corridors and the technical limitations of current materials and procedures are starting to have a significant influence on the reduction of the asphalt pavements lifetime not only in Europe but also globally. As consequence, this deterioration will increase construction, maintenance and rehabilitation works, reducing the network availability and, hence, causing an additional and costly extra investment.