2008 | Atelier Rijksbouwmeester asked Michel Heesen to make a quick scan of what can be expected in the hard shoulder of highways in the nearby future. The quick scan shows that sound-baffling screens will become a determining factor in the view from the road. Also, the coming decade will lead to more traffic flow technology and safety measures in the hard shoulder. Much of this technology will become obsolete soon due to rapid innovations in navigation and self-driving vehicles. However, because of liability and legislation issues, a lot of the obsolete technology will not disappear soon. A suspect for disappearance: road side clocks. Another: the yellow road side assistance telephones poles.