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Time to set aside the chains of worry that have prevented us from jumping on the electric bandwagon -- Korean researchers have figured out a way to make us forget all about charging stations and cruising ranges with their magnetically recharging road.

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Wow, this could be really really awesome. Great idea, I hope it sees adoption.
 

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The oil companies will never allow anything like this to happen in the states.
 
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So people with steel toe boots couldn't walk down the road?
 

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So people with steel toe boots couldn't walk down the road?

Worried about being electrocuted or getting magnetically stuck to the road?
 

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Worried about being electrocuted or getting magnetically stuck to the road?

Stuck to the road. I am assuming they use something similar to a magneto. Magnets spaced out in the road with a coil for charging on the bus.
 

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why?

Ignoring that, there are a million of miles of reasons why it's unfeasible in the united states.

 

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Why?

Ignoring that, there are a million other reasons why it's unfeasible in the United States.

It wouldn't be used (at first) to travel across the country, but it is definitely feasible to deploy in large metropolitan areas.
 

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Completely changing the automobile infrastructure may not be a very a good idea at the moment in the US. Using this system would require tapping into the already overwhelmed and aging power grid. So before applying this system would require an electrical system overhaul of all North America. At the moment, this system may not be possible but for small geographic nation like Korea or Japan may find this efficient.
 

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Completely changing the automobile infrastructure may not be a very a good idea at the moment in the US. Using this system would require tapping into the already overwhelmed and aging power grid. So before applying this system would require an electrical system overhaul of all North America. At the moment, this system may not be possible but for small geographic nation like Korea or Japan may find this efficient.

Well if the US hadn't had its head stuck up its ass for years and spent its money on things worthwhile, such as the education system and infrastructure, and not wars and supporting other countries, this wouldnt be impossible.
 

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Funny how that works isn't it? Everything's cyclical.

ZOMG. NO WAY.

Wait, wonder if that could be applied to global warming
 

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Well if the US hadn't had its head stuck up its ass for years and spent its money on things worthwhile, such as the education system and infrastructure, and not wars and supporting other countries, this wouldnt be impossible.

It is the power companies that maintain the power infrastructure and not the government.
 

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That's pretty neat! Seems to me that it would take a good long while to get something like that set up...especially if it were to happen in the US.
 

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Worried about being electrocuted or getting magnetically stuck to the road?

Both. It's going to make it's way into "Final Destination 12".
 

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It is the power companies that maintain the power infrastructure and not the government.

Cool story. Government says "We are giving you 10 billion dollars. We want this done with the power grid".
 
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