The Indiana Department of Transport recently announced plans to build a new wireless charging system as part of a research project: a quarter-mile stretch of road fitted with wireless charging technology embedded onto the pavement.
Magment’s technology works via coils embedded in slabs made of magnetized cement. Vehicles that want to charge from the system will also need a similar coil fitted in their base, which will then connect to whatever their onboard charging system is.
The idea in Indiana is to install the pads both as wireless charging options in car parking spaces and as part of the highway, so drivers can either pick up a quick burst by running through or more thoroughly top up their vehicle by parking, all without needing to mess around with different charger systems. Provided, of course, that they install the Magment under-car coil.
Read the article at The Drive.