Sunday February 07, 2016

Google Wants Its Driverless Cars To Be Wireless

Filings reveal that Google has been testing two wireless charging systems for its driverless cars.

What’s the point of having a self-driving car if you still have to get out to plug it in? That’s a good question, says Alphabet, Google’s parent company. With that in mind, it is testing wireless charging systems for its electric self-driving cars. Documents filed at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggest that Google is working toward cutting its robocars’ charger cables and beaming power to them instead.