Category Archives: Automation Technology

Rest and Recharge

After a hard days work, where will the driverless eTaxi – owned by uber, perhaps – park, get some rest, fill up on electricity? Will they schedule stops for a top-up through out the day? Perhaps. Will they make their way to a purpose built hub? Implicit to the brief, yes; but perhaps not. The following suggests an alternative:

“Here’s an interesting development reported over at Cleantechnica last week: Apparently the European Union has just approved regulations demanding that all new and renovated homes come with an installed electric vehicle charger by 2019.”

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/all-new-houses-must-have-electric-vehicle-charger-say-new-eu-regulations.html

Tesla has developed one way to allow an autonomous vehicle to charge itself without human intervention.

And related to this, motivating further change towards electric vehicles, legislation in Germany is:

http://www.treehugger.com/cars/germanys-bundesrat-calls-end-internal-combustion-engine-powered-cars-2030.html