Google’s car division is a busy company as they are doing their best to make cars run on their own. They are not satisfied by simply making them autonomous, but are also finding ways to allow them to wirelessly get charged.
The company has filed for a new permission at the Federal Communications Commission commonly known as the FCC. According to the filing, it has been confirmed that Google is working on a new technology that will allow them to wirelessly charge their electric cars. The proposal allows them to test the features and make sure it works properly in real life conditions before making a public announcement.
According to the sources, Google is working to find the technology used by companies like Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics. The companies are known for creating technology that enables them to charge cars wirelessly by using huge plates which communicate with the components integrated into the underbelly of the vehicles. The concept is very similar to charging stations used by smartphones, but the amount of power transmitted and the components used are quite expensive to deploy.
While Google is keen on making their cars autonomous and capable of being wirelessly charged at the same time, industry experts predict that if it becomes successful it will not only enable the search engine giant, but almost the entire automobile industry. Cars can be charged on the go if there are enough stations along the route. They will no longer be tied to gasoline or diesel as their primary source of combustion. Tesla is pushing the world of electric cars forward and Google is doing their best part on the other to make them even better than they already are.
Many automobile manufacturers, including the top brands are aiming to launch budget friendly electric vehicles by 2018. Tesla has planned the same with their Model 3 car. If Google could complete their invention by this time, it could give a substantial boost to the industry on an unprecedented scale.
Besides, researchers based on analysis claimed there are plenty of buyers for autonomous cars, especially people with medical conditions and mental issues. Even a common disease like memory loss could totally be curbed when they use a car that could help them reach their destination without moving a muscle. In a worst case scenario, if they forgot their destination, the car is more than capable of notifying their loved ones.
Can Google accomplish this feat? We hope they do!