How do you charge a driverless vehicle?

Today’s cable charging technology may not prove the most effective means of keeping an AV’s battery topped up. By Jack Hunsley

One vision of future mobility promises swarms of electric fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) zipping around dense urban centres dropping off goods and people 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If realised, this setup could unlock efficiency and safety gains simply unattainable with today’s human-driven fleets. However exciting this picture seems, a key question remains: how will these driverless electric vehicles (EVs) be charged?

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