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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:40 AM

Wireless Electricity Transmission Being Deployed to Power Korean Mass Transit

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Wireless Electricity Transmission Being Deployed to Power Korean Mass Transit

February 15th, 2013 | by Michael Keller

Korean trams and buses are moving away from overhead power wires and high-voltage third railsóliterally.

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have made major advances in wireless power transfer for mass transit systems. The fruits of their labor, systems called On-line Electric Vehicles (OLEV), are already being road tested around Korea.

At itís heart, the technology uses inductive coupling to wirelessly transmit electricity from power cables embedded in roadways to pick-up coils installed under the floor of electric vehicles.

The work was hailed as one of the yearís top 10 emerging technologies by the World Economic Forum this week.

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bananas Feb 2013 OP
Scuba Feb 2013 #1
TheMastersNemesis Feb 2013 #2
Macoy51 Feb 2013 #3
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #4
truth2power Feb 2013 #5

Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:55 AM

1. While here in the US, we give money to big oil and kill projects like this.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:27 AM

2. Wireless Electricity Transmission Was Proposed By Tesla Over 100 Years Ago

The new electric induction technology is not really new. The idea is over 100 years old and was thought of by Tesla when he was building a wireless transfer tower. His contributor abandoned the project.

Today all our electric motors exist thanks to this inventor who died broke. The fundamental design has changed little since its invention. Tesla has been pretty much overlooked yet he was as important as Edison or Bell.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:01 PM

3. Edison Had a Better PR Dept

 

Yes, but Edison (and Bell) had a better PR department. One of the great 'what if's" of history would have been if Tesla received the support and recognition he deserved.


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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:46 PM

4. +100

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:20 PM

5. Thank you. I was thinking of Tesla as I read the OP. Another individual who

didn't get the recognition he deserved.

And didn't his laboratory catch fire and his papers disappear after he died? Hmmm...

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