The organization Highways England set out to implement a pioneering technology that will allow electric car users do not have to stop for gas vehicles. For the system to work, the car would be equipped with wireless technology and could travel on special roads. In these areas, there will be electrical wires buried under the road generating electromagnetic fields that are captured by a coil inside the vehicle and converted into electricity.
For now, the technology will be implemented as a test for 18 months. After that, it will evaluate the need to expand the project to the public roads of the country. The same system was implemented earlier in the South Korean city of Gumi, which allows special buses were loaded during a 12 km path.
“Vehicle technologies are advancing at an ever increasing pace and we’re committed to supporting the growth of ultra-low emissions vehicles on England’s motorways and major A roads,” said Mike Wilson, Highways England’s chief highways engineer, in a press release.
“The off-road trials of wireless power technology will help to create a more sustainable road network for England and open up new opportunities for businesses that transport goods across the country.”