“Wireless” No Longer Just for Internet Connectivity
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When Korea was announced as the most wireless nation by the OECD, we thought that was great. But they’ve turned up the frequency. Recent developments at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) may make Korean mass transit vehicles, running on wireless power, a reality.
OLEV Technology for Public Transportation?
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Highlighted as one of the top emerging technologies of 2013 by the World Economic Forum this year, On-line Electric Vehicles (OLEV) use wireless electricity to power cars, buses and high-speed trains. Applying OLEV technology to mass transit would mean that many of the unsightly overhead cables currently used by public transportation would be replaced with an invisible system built underground and underneath electric vehicles. Currently students at the KAIST campus are testing out a bus running on OLEV technology.
How do you think the landscape of Seoul and other major cities will transform if OLEV technology is adopted?