The buses will run a 24-km (15-mile) round trip route in Gumi’s inner city between the train station and the In-dong district
One of Gumi's two new buses that will draw power from the road using the Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) system
Typically, only about 5 to 15 percent of the road surface needs to be excavated for the embedding of the cables
As of this Tuesday (August 6th) the South Korean city of Gumi’s transit system will see the addition of two electric buses that draw their power from the road. It’s the latest step in the development of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's (KAIST's) Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) system, in which electric cables embedded in the asphalt provide power to vehicles traveling on its surface.
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