I think it has become clear that investment in autonomous cars is the future, as demonstrated by the major government investments, for example, the United States, as well as the active participation of various manufacturers and technology companies are jumping on the bandwagon (pun said), with the idea to start developing its own system of autonomous car.
Google is one of the pioneers in this segment, who today are the most advanced in this area, where his car and has traveled several kilometers on public roads, of course, have had accidents, and even has been detained by police. But this means that testing continues, this with the idea of improving systems and design, where now there are new data that tell us about the addition of a wireless charging system.
We do not handle it and now neither charge
Since we learned that Google was working on creating a car, everything concentrated on the factor that will “lead single”, he never specified whether it would use gasoline or be electric, but always managed commented out a version that would electric, without confirming the system would use for this purpose.
Today, the guys from IEEE Spectrum have had access to documents of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where future features Google car, where the most interesting feature is that specified charging system by magnetic induction, which will manufacture by Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics.
The idea of this system is to have power transmitters embedded in the pavement of the various roads and parking areas of the United States while the car will have an induction cooktop at the bottom, which will serve for energy without the intervention user.
Reports mention that Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics have already installed several of these systems in some areas of the headquarters of Google, as well as ‘The Castle’, the site of a former air force base where Google makes various tests their cars.
The idea of using this system both in streets and in cars, is to use smaller, lighter batteries, which will help with the manufacture and installation of other systems, such as security, such as sensors or cameras, in addition to reducing the final price of the vehicle, not to mention the benefits of not think about loading the car every day, as this system could be taken to place in office or home in a simple manner and are complicated installations.