Daejeon, Republic of Korea, February 14, 2013The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) announced today that its research project, On-line Electric Vehicle (OLEV), was included in the ten most promising technologies in 2013.
The selection was made by the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, one of 88 global agenda councils under the World Economic Forum.
OLEV technology uses inductive coupling and wireless electromagnetic transmission to power electric vehicles (cars, buses, vans, etc.) during operation. Under the bottom floor of an on-line electric vehicle is attached with a pickup system that receives electromagnetic fields from power cables installed under the road surface. The power is also used to charge an on-board battery which is used to power the vehicle when it is off the power line.
Currently, two commercial models of OLEV are up and running: buses and trams. The buses are in daily use by students at the KAIST campus in Daejeon, and the trams are in an amusement park for passengers' ride in Seoul.
Other emerging technologies listed by the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies are 3-D printing, self-healing materials, energy efficient water purification, CO2 conversion and use, enhanced nutrition to drive health at the molecular level, remote sensing, nano-designed effective drug delivery, organic electronics and photovoltaics, and 3rd and 4th generation nuclear reactors and waste recycling.
Below is the full list of the ten technologies:
Top Ten Emerging Technology Trends in 2013 from the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, World Economic Forum
On-line Electric Vehicle (OLEV):
OLEV technology uses inductive coupling and wireless electromagnetic transmission to power electric vehicles (cars, buses, vans etc) during operation. This is achieved by attaching pick-up coil sets under the bottom floor of an electric vehicle
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The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)