South Korean city launches fleet of wirelessly charged buses

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Aug 7, 2013
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  1. Wireless charging was billed as the next big thing in mobile but thus far, it’s been little more than a flop. Of course, there are other industries that could benefit from the technology – like the automotive industry. That’s exactly...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    This is great less fumes going around and better electric cars/busses!
  3. I actually hadn't even thought about the road having areas of conductivity. I had seen something about garages having this technology in the floors to charge cars over night. But the idea of this in certain stretches of roads, or perhaps at every or at least many a set of traffic lights, cars charging as they wait in traffic. Could help some what.
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Wow, what about the radiation and strong electromagnetic fields? :\
  5. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    Wow this is about 20 minutes from where I live. I will have to try this out
  6. The reason it hasn't taken off is because it's inefficient. What's the electricity bill going to be at the end of the day? What's producing the electricity? How much is wasted? 50%? More??
  7. Poor goths in that city, their life just became more electrifying

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