The trial started on the section that connects the city of Visby to the airport of the island of Gotland of 4.1 km, for a distance of 1.6 km
The Gotland Smart road is a 1.6 kilometer stretch, which the transport authority Trafikverke is building and testing. The aim is to make sure that electrically powered cars can keep full of energy or do it while they are traveling.
In recent years, the goal of many researchers and entrepreneurs has been to find a solution so as not to run out of electric vehicles while driving for long distances and, among the many projects, this could lead the way to many of its kind, still In the dockyard.
Apparently the Swedish Government, in addition to being enthusiastic about the work plan, plans to supply this zero-emission dynamic charging system to two thousand kilometers of highways. Spending is over three billion euros, above all representing a last-generation green solution for Sweden.
The protagonist is the highway that connects the city of Visby to the 4.1 km Gotland airport, of which only 1.6 is the piece in question.
In particular, the mantle will be restructured and lanes will be created composed of an integrated system of induction plates, made ad hoc by the Israeli company Electron Wirless. Each of these is placed next to each other to cover the stretch considered.
In essence, vehicles equipped with an induction charging system passing along the route (in this regard only certain buses, shuttles and electric trucks for heavy transport were selected for the tests), they can receive or recharge the accumulators.
The system is constantly connected and monitored to a central, to allow to calculate the amount of energy needed to be stored.
Jan Petterson, head of the STA program, said: “We, the Swedish transport administration, believe that electric roads are an important contribution to reducing CO 2 emissions caused by heavy transport.
Demonstrating and evaluating new technical solutions for electrical routes is one of our most important steps in our long-term plan for a potential launch of electrified routes on the heavy road network in Sweden ”.
The seasons and the climatic conditions will have an important role on the interested area; above all they will help improve and improve the impacted surface.
Eliminate stress! For three days, during daylight hours, they lit the fire, paddled in a canoe, swam and fished. At night, instead, they admired the starry sky from the roof of the glass cabins that housed them. The protagonists of this experience in contact with the most pristine nature of western Sweden, are five people from different countries, but all stressed by their work. The project that involved them, entitled “The 72 Hour Cabin” and conceived by researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, had as objective to understand if such a type of holiday could influence their psychophysical well-being.
How eliminate stress
The experiment, at the end of the stay, brought the expected results: in the group, composed among others by a French taxi driver, a German police officer and a British television announcer, the stress level decreased by 70%, the blood pressure has dropped, anxiety has diminished and creativity has exploded. Hosting the participants was an uninhabited town of Dalsland, an area renowned for its idyllic mountains and dense forests, the endless plains and crystal-clear lakes, which is two hours away from Gothenburg, heading north. The five homes of wood and glass used for “The 72 Hour Cabin”, available today from May to September with three-day packages, are a project by Jeanna Berger and are located on the private island of Henriksholm, owned by her family. A jewel in the middle of Lake Ånimmen, ideal for immersing yourself in undisturbed nature and forgetting stress.
Four more were added to the first cabins: two, very scenic, located near the Dalslands Activities center in Dals Långed near Steneby, where activities such as horse riding, kayaking and archery can be practiced. The others remain within the lush park Baldersnäs on Lake Laxsjön.
But how to reach this corner of Sweden
You fly to Gothenburg, from there you can rent a car to get to Dalsland, or use the public train and bus service.