Can you imagine a system that using an old Nicola Tesla trick, one which could charge electric vehicles while in motion? Well, we have the ability to charge things without wires, for instance those little gadgets that you can buy where you place your electronic device on what looks like a hot plate pad and the electrons flow to the battery charging it remotely without any wires. Our Think Tank had come up with many such schemes back in the late 1990s, even for moving vehicles.
One such concept was to use high tension power lines to charge up electric MAVs or micro-air vehicles (miniature UAVs) for inspection. These MAVs would fly back and forth perpendicular to the high tension lines while inspecting them and the escaping energy in the field would automatically charge them up. Simple physics and I suppose a fun place to think, this is why I came up with that scheme. I am not alone in innovative creative genius.
For instance, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal on August 27, 2013 titled; “Electric Buses Without Wires – South Korean Technology Can Charge Vehicles While in Motion,” by Jeyup S. Kwaak. The piece stated; “The experiment with electric buses is part of the government’s effort to reduce 30% of the nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 2020,” and “buses that can charge wirelessly while in motion,” or while stopped using infrastructure in the ground to charge.
This concept is quite similar to the MAV strategy I mentioned above, yet on a much bigger scale of course. What else could we use this technology for, I thought to myself after reading that article?