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I talked about roads that charge electric vehicles and the test project in Detroit getting underway. I found and article with more info on it.

Electric Road in Detroit Will Charge an EV as You Drive
https://www.motorbiscuit.com/ford-ev-ch ... s-station/
Other countries started test programs for electric roads. However, the electric road in Detroit will be the first one in the United States, as reported by Axios. Testing for the Detroit electric road will begin in 2023. The electric road, which is about a mile long, will enable “EVs to charge whether they’re stopped or moving.”

Electreon Wireless will build the electric road in Detroit’s Michigan Central district. The Israeli company is already testing multiple electric roads in Europe. It has test programs in Italy, Sweden, and Germany, and “will soon launch a plug-free charging network for 200 public buses in Tel Aviv, Israel.”

Electreon Wireless has the biggest market share for “dynamic wireless charging.” However, according to Meticulous Research, there are multiple U.S. companies that aim to capture market share. This includes WiTricity, Momentum Wireless Power, WAVE, Mojo Mobility, Plugless Power, and HEVO. The research firm also estimates that wireless EV charging will grow to “$827 million worldwide by 2027.”

The wireless charging technology in electric roads has multiple advantages over plug-in charging technology. This includes:

With an electric road, instead of waiting a long time for an EV to be charged at a charging station, a car can be charged as it drives.
EVs can use smaller batteries.
Operators won’t need to remove taxis, buses, and other fleet vehicles from service for charging.
Wireless charging in electric roads is also beneficial for autonomous vehicles, for a human operator won’t be necessary to charge an EV.

The only major disadvantage for EV wireless charging is cost. Meticulous Research estimates that an EV wireless charging feature “can add $3,000 to $4,000” to the price of an electric vehicle. The research firm also notes that this feature would likely be available through a monthly subscription.


If all the roads you drove on were electric would you even need a big battery other than maybe a small one like the normal 12 volt ones cars have now? Batteries are expensive. $3000-$4000 added to the price of a vehicle is about the price of a big battery. That seems a little high.

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Maybe I missed it in the article, but how much does it cost per mile of road and what does it cost to maintain it each year?

And I think you would still need a big battery, just maybe not as big. I mean you can't transfer enough energy through the wireless charging to keep the car running, so it has to run off the battery. I am curious on the power transfer you get vs the energy being used by the car. I haven't seen anything on that either.

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I clicked on the article and it wasn’t what I thought it was.

The company doing the road in Detroit is based out of Israel. They have several projects like this going on around the world.
https://electreon.com/

I don’t know if they are releasing or even have those stats yet Indy.

https://www.govtech.com/fs/wireless-in- ... to-detroit
The announcement in Michigan comes as the nation prepares for the unprecedented build-out of thousands of new charging stations across the country in the next five years, aided by the new federal infrastructure law, which will invest some $7.5 billion toward the effort. The U.S. departments of Energy and Transportation have formed a joint office to guide states and localities through the task of greatly expanding charging.


https://www.businessinsider.com/public- ... ive-2022-2
Electreon Wireless, a company based out of Tel Aviv, Israel, is working with Ford and DTE to bring its wireless charging technology to Detroit next year. The company said it has already implemented its infrastructure into roadways in Sweden, Israel, and Italy.

The roadway will charge electric vehicles whether they're in motion or at a stop through a process called inductive charging, which use a magnetic frequency to transfer power from metal coils that are buried under the road to a special receiver on the underside of the EV. While the road will operate normally for all gas cars and EVs that are not equipped with the receiver, Axios estimates installing the special receiver will cost about $3,000 to $4,000 per car. Though, Electreon told the publication they hope to get the price closer to $1,000 to $1,500.

"As we aim to lead the future of mobility and electrification by boosting electric vehicle production and lowering consumer costs, a wireless in-road charging system is the next piece to the puzzle for sustainability," Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a press release.

Insider has previously reported that researchers at Cornell University have been working on making a wireless charging process for US highways that would use electric fields instead of magnetic ones — a switch that lead researcher Khurram Afridi said would make the process cheaper and provide more energy.

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Like solar and battery tech, the technology is progressing fast and changing all the time.

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"It should burn. It'll probably burn forever. But last season is done." - James Jones

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Israel Deploys AI-Powered Turret in the West Bank
https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxnp5b/ ... -west-bank
The turret is the creation of Israel defense firm Smart Shooter, a company that’s working on autonomous weapon systems, including an attachment for rifles that would compensate for a soldier’s inability or unwillingness to aim. “Our goal is to take the concept of precision weaponry to missiles, fighter planes, and in some cases, armored infantry carriers. Or, to the most basic infantry company.” Smart Shooter Operational Expert Shmuel Rabinovitz told i24 news in 2020.


I play the Play Station game Fortnight from time to time and hate cheaters that have an auto aim cheat that never misses. Now they just invented one for real? Scary. Imagine someone going off with an automatic with one of those?

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Nobody will care because it is just Israel killing brown people again.

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Someone in the US would use one to mow down some group they don’t approve of or just random people.

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Apple Glasses
Apple is rumored have a secret team of hundreds of employees working on virtual and augmented reality projects.

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/apple-glasses/

Apple is developing at least two AR projects that include an augmented reality headset set to be released in 2023 followed by a sleeker pair of augmented reality glasses coming at a later date. The two projects have caused some confusion over what's coming when, but it's now clear that an AR/VR (or mixed reality) headset will be released, followed by augmented reality glasses.

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Secret unmanned US spaceship causes chaos as it lands in Florida - after almost THREE YEARS circling earth - with locals fearing it was a UFO streaking through the sky... as sonic boom rocked houses
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -days.html
A secret, unmanned US Space Force X-37B ship landed early on Saturday after spending a record 908 days in orbit, causing Florida residents to fear it was a UFO after hearing sonic booms.

The solar-powered vehicle, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center around 5.15am on Saturday after launching in May 2020 on its sixth mission. Its previous mission lasted 780 days.

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Cool!
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Nodack wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:34 am
Secret unmanned US spaceship causes chaos as it lands in Florida - after almost THREE YEARS circling earth - with locals fearing it was a UFO streaking through the sky... as sonic boom rocked houses
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -days.html
A secret, unmanned US Space Force X-37B ship landed early on Saturday after spending a record 908 days in orbit, causing Florida residents to fear it was a UFO after hearing sonic booms.

The solar-powered vehicle, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center around 5.15am on Saturday after launching in May 2020 on its sixth mission. Its previous mission lasted 780 days.
We were talking about this one on the 2nd page of this topic.
Nodack wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:06 am
Not very interesting?

Ok, how about solar panels in space beaming invisible microwave power back to earth or powering drones keeping them airborne 24/7?

X-37B Space Plane's Microwave Power Beam Experiment Is A Way Bigger Deal Than It Seems
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... n-it-seems

This system has enormous implications when it comes to long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In addition, it could allow satellites to provide reliable power anywhere on the planet or even to spacecraft or other satellites in orbit.

In October 2019, the NRL conducted a three-day long demonstration of the Navy’s latest power-beaming capabilities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In the demonstration, the NRL transmitted a completely silent, invisible beam of 2-kilowatt laser power over 300 meters through the air over attendees' heads. The demonstration was meant to showcase the safety and technological readiness of this utterly transformative concept.

As far as the aforementioned applications of this capability, research or military outposts in remote locations would no longer have to rely on low-power solar systems or haul heavy generators and large amounts of fuel, but instead could bring a rectifying antenna, or rectenna, to capture energy in the form of microwaves beamed from satellites overhead. In addition, areas ravaged by natural disasters could use the system to generate electricity to aid in reconstruction efforts long before traditional electrical infrastructure is rebuilt. It could even power autonomous ships at sea.

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There you go.

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