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Volvo's Electric Roads Concept Points To Battery-Free EV Future 216

Posted by Soulskill
from the i'm-holding-out-for-mr.-fusion dept.
Zothecula writes "While quick charging technology installed at strategic points along a planned route might be a good fit for inner city buses, it's not going to be of much use to electric vehicles that stop infrequently. Volvo sees our future long-haul trucks and buses drawing the juice they need from the road itself, making large onboard batteries a thing of the past. 'The two power rails/lines run along the road's entire length. One is a positive pole, and the other is used to return the current. The lines are sectioned so that live current is only delivered to a collector mounted at the rear of, or under, the truck if an appropriate signal is detected. As an additional safety measure, the current flows only when the vehicle is moving at speeds greater than 60 km/h (37 mph). "The vehicle is equipped with a radio emitter, which the road segments can sense," explains Volvo's Per-Martin Johnansson. "If an electric vehicle passes a road segment with a proper encrypted signal, then the road will energize the segments that sense the vehicle.'"

Comment: Re:lol yea sure (Score 1) 204

by PouletFou (#33099226) Attached to: Microsoft Tech Can Deblur Images Automatically
To be honest, the MS UNBLUR images are clearly better thant SHARP 1 and SHARP 2, at least for me. Their method allows the software to user more data than any post-processing filter, data that will not be preserved in the image itself. For some people, unless if it adds a substantial fee to a phone or small cam, it is a benefit that cannot be replaced by a simple filter.

Comment: Re:Horribly misleading (Score 1) 814

by PouletFou (#29659309) Attached to: Most Mac Owners Also Own a Windows PC, But Not Vice Versa

Most people who have Linux PC (either as a server or a desktop) probably have a Windows PC too because you can't really do everything with Linux.

Maybe you can't really do everithing with linux, but others can. Today you can pretty much do everything with any major OS, it all depends on your tastes and habits. Having a windows pc is not mandatory.

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

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