The piggy bank of unusual global transportation solutions will soon be added to the American project.A road that provides wireless charging for electric cars will be commissioned in Detroit next year.In the future, the system could be useful for dedicated bus lanes or for areas where traffic jams often occur and cars have to stand for a long time.Image source: ElestrainThe Israeli company Electreon is responsible for the project, which plans to finish construction already in 2023.Test road will be only one mile long (about 1.6 km).It is known that under the road there will be charging induction coils, connected to the power grid.Electric cars will need a special receiver - similar to smartphones - to get power.The system does not work without an active receiving device within reach and will be safe for others.It will get a modular design and if the road is damaged, the work will not stop - each coil is connected to the power grid in parallel.How much power the electric car will get will depend on the design of the car itself and how fast it moves.Of course, the road will not be able to fully charge the battery, especially over such a short distance, but it is able to provide some energy, enough to get to the nearest charging station.According to a representative of Electreon, the optimal location of charging coils will be under the dedicated lanes for public transport, since the traffic moves here predictably and regularly.In addition, the system can be useful in places with frequent traffic jams - you can recharge your battery while standing in a traffic jam.At the same time, the charging will not be free - the user will receive a bill for payment.Something similar is already being implemented in other areas.For example, the Logitech Powerplay system involves using a special mat to charge a wireless mouse directly at work.
Israeli startup StoreDot successfully demonstrated extremely fast charging technology by publicly demonstrating the process of charging a packaged traction battery.In five minutes, it was charged enough to give an electric car a range of 100 miles (about 160 km).Image source: StoreDot The process took place in front of visitors at EcoMotion Week 2022, held in Israel and was broadcast to viewers from around the world.Battery parameters, including charging level, temperature, voltage and capacity were demonstrated to all comers.During the demonstration, so-called 300×100 mm pack batteries produced at the Chinese factory EVE Energy were used.The battery was charged in less than 10 minutes, it was enough to charge up to 20 ∙h, the figures exceeded the planned 0-80%, stated before the demonstration.According to the portal InsideEVs, the company showed the ability to add a range of 160 km every 5 minutes of charging, and in the process the battery never heated above 33 degrees Celsius, which is much lower than the recommended engineers StoreDot.In addition, all other critical parameters were maintained at optimal levels.The demonstration was held within the framework of the StoreDot plan, the so-called \"100inX\", where 100 - range in miles, and X - charging time.While the plan is to achieve a 100-mile charge in 5 minutes at the industry level by 2024, by 2028 it will be 3 minutes and by 2032 it will be 2 minutes.According to a StoreDot spokesperson, the program has already created batteries that provide 1,200 consecutive cycles of extremely fast charging.For batteries optimal for use in electric vehicles, the company intends to achieve more than 1,000 cycles by the end of this year.According to StoreDot head Doron Myersdorf, the demonstration showed the company's full readiness to meet the given roadmap.In addition, he considers it extremely important to ensure that drivers can recharge electric car batteries in a time comparable to that of traditional fuel.StoreDot technology is already being actively tested by global electric car manufacturers.In particular, in April it was reported that Volvo Cars was investing in the development of a new level of batteries.Daimler Trucks and Vietnam's VinFast are also participating in joint projects with the Israeli startup.
According to The Times of Israel, NVIDIA this week expressed its willingness to increase the staff of its division in Israel from 3,000 to 4,000 people.A number of the company's R&D centers, including those acquired from Mellanox after its acquisition in 2020, now employ a diverse workforce.advertisementPicture source: NVIDIA, The Times of IsraelNVIDIA plans to develop not only networking components in Israel, but also various computer gas pedals and Arm architecture CPUs.There will also be jobs for artificial intelligence system specialists and software developers.The company plans to hire another 1,000 people by the end of this year.The last such increase in the number of employees in Israel was observed in 2020 after the purchase of Mellanox.
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