Musings by Snehal aka Fearless, a filmmaker with a hankering for technology and science.  

Day 2 of 100 Days of Inventions - Drive-In Buzz

Park & Charge Coffee Shops will be all the rage in about seven years.  Think 50s drive-in with electric cars charging in the parking lanes and waitresses who float around on hover-skates, carrying trays of piping hot coffee creations by robot baristas.  Gasoline and Gas Stations will be soooo passé.  

When you pull into a parking spot with your shiny new Nissan Leaf 2.0, inductive charging units embedded in the cement will automatically be activated.  Your on-board battery will get a nice buzz while you sip some java and get a buzz of your own.  

In the few minutes it takes for the charge to finish topping off your car's batteries, you can order up the double mocha latte with extra foam and a side of muffins. 

Inductive Highway

Inductive charging can also be used at campsites, where your electric motor home can get a good night's electro-bites.  If the physics can be figured out, we can have inductive current embedded in our highways too.  It won't be so bad being stuck in traffic if you get a free charge-up in the process.