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Prince Harry calls Duchess Kate the ‘big sister he never had’
Duchess Kate’s next engagement scheduled at Victoria and Albert Museum
Duchess Kate isn’t pregnant with baby no.3, despite report
Meghan Markle avoids Prince Harry questions at ATX panel
Kate Middleton and Prince William to embark on royal tour of Poland and Germany

Electrified roads for the cars of the future?

by Julia
September 16, 2011 at 5:50 am

The cars of the future could be powered by electrified roadways, which would in turn allow electric cars to forgo their heavy batteries.

Two Japanese researchers, Masahiro Hanazawa at Toyota’s central R&D Labs in Nagakute, Japan, and Takashi Ohira at Toyohashi University of Technology, argue that this technology would allow electric cars to give up their batteries, which not only hinder vehicles by increasing the amount of energy required to move, but also force it to stand still while recharging.

“Our approach exploits a pair of tyres, which are always touching a road surface,” Hanazawa says.

In order to test how much energy is lost when electricity travels through the tyres’ rubber, the two scientists have created a lab experiment, placing metal plates on the floor and inside a tyre.

“Less than 20 per cent of the transmitted power is dissipated in the circuit,” Ohira said.

Ohira explained that with enough energy, the system could power a typical classic car and his team is in the process of developing the first small-scale prototype to prove its efficiency.

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