Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology recently built a section of road in the city of Guami that can charge the batteries of electric buses while they are in operation.

The first of it’s kind technology doesn’t need the vehicles to stop at a point to charge.

The bus’s batteries are equipped with a novel technology called “Shaped Magnetic Field In Resonance” that sends electromagnetic fields created by the electric cables buried in the asphalt to the bus but not normal cars.

The technology recognizes vehicles capable of accepting the electric charge and those that cannot.

The smart road is only seven and half miles long, but it is a huge step in electric vehicle technology, when coupled with batteries that turn the electromagnetic field produced by the road into electricity. This could be a new direction for the electric car market, where battery life is a big concern and charging can take hours.

Read more at Forbes.com.

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