Authorities in the Chinese city of Jinan began construction of a second road section, which can charge electric vehicles during travel — reports . Both ways will be put into operation in the coming days.
The First section of the road was finished at the end of last year. The work was carried out over ten months, in the course of construction the contractor Qilu Transportation Development Group mounted on the roadbed more than 660 square meters of solar panels. The second section of the road is located in the highway Jinan, and its length is 1.6 kilometers.
To implement this idea, we developed a special technology of paving. The top layer consists of transparent innovative material with the properties of conventional asphalt, the second layer — this is the usual solar battery, the third — the insulation, which protects the solar panel from moisture. The top layer of the road is very durable, so it can go even trucks. Now, solar panels allow you to illuminate the roadway, but the project developers claim that will soon be added to the road and the wireless charging function of the car. How exactly are they going to realize the idea — not reported.
China is not the first country that introduces in the operation of such roads. Earlier, a similar project was implemented in France and Israel. French uses batteries for lighting, conserving local plants, Israeli the same way the function of the wireless charge of electric cars.
recently, the company signed an agreement , under which will be developed by the battery of a new type, which allows to bring the performance of batteries for electric vehicles to a new level.
Despite the rapid development of technologies in the field of Autonomous vehicles, almost all of them have one significant drawback: their travel even road signs and good road markings.