For the next generation tech products, along with virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars are considered to be a big help. But these cars would be of no use if not provided enough charge. But Google may be able to solve this problem via resonant magnetic induction, a form of wireless charging that could use manhole-style transmitters embedded in pavement to juice up driverless vehicles.
If you are wondering, why is this charging so important? I have an answer for it. Wireless charging solves a few problems for the makers of self-driving people-movers. An efficient system would allow Google and other manufacturers to use smaller, lighter batteries than the ones in current electric vehicles, slashing the cars’ overall price. Moreover, accessible wireless charging removes a barrier to traveling for children, the elderly, and people with certain disabilities.
The idea is that self-driving vehicles would hover over a charging pad for a few minutes to power up, or pass over a series of transmitters as the car is in motion, scoring a nearly constant charge. Google filed with the Federal Communications Commission outlining its work with Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics. These companies were cleared to install experimental chargers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Thus, wireless charging self-driving cars are extremely efficient for passengers and will also be a common form of transport in the coming years.