Maybe the Road Itself Can Charge Your Car

A German company called IAV has just received a patent for technology that would allow a strip embedded in the road to charge your electric car wirelessly while you drive. Gas2.0 explains:IAV has achieved 90% efficient transmission for electric vehicle charging from roads using recessed electrical conductors that generate a magnetic field; activated only when the sensor detects that an electric car is over the induction field. Radio chips would identify individual electric vehicles for correct billing.This isn't going to be a reality tomorrow (and even if it were, I'd have some questions about safety), but it's a nice reminder that there are many ways we can clean up transportation and not all of them involve having to plug in a car for eight hours. Combine IAV's technology with solar roads and we're all set for clean energy until the sun burns out.