Wireless charging as you drive...

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  1. Theseus

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    Very vague on how it works and very vague on the estimated cost of installation and who pays for it, also very vague on maintenance issues, power wastage, pot holes etc.

    It's an idea that looks good and seems to be under development so I wish them all the best with their wireless charging endeavours.

    Reminds me of the electro-magnetic plates buried under the road to pulse drive cars along developed many years ago, I wonder what happened to that?
     
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    It's Qualcomm who seem to have a lot of fingers in fast charging phones pies so I assume they have some idea of what they are doing...
     
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    It's taken them 2 years to put a smart motorway system on the M60. To convert the whole motorway system to this will likely take place after the human race has ceased to exist
     
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    I remember life before motorways and when dual carriageways were a novelty. I used to commute between Southampton and Oxford by car when several parts of the route were single carriageway and went through the centre of Newbury. If it's a workable solution it will be here in a couple of decades tops.
     
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    It may be more efficient to (simply?) install inductive chargers at a suitably large (and increasing) number of parking spaces, whether at malls, services, towns, villages, etc. Obviously with inductive chargers fitted to vehicles by default.

    Either way, it would need a single industry standard - something that has, to press, utterly defeated car makers, charge point providers, state governments and everyone else directly and indirectly involved.......
     
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    I've an idea. It may be much more efficient and cheaper to install charging points at suitably large number of parking spaces, whether at malls and services in towns and villages etc.

    ;) :D
     
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    Sounds like the best idea. Be a few years away anyway
     

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