Japan's Takenaka Works Co., Ltd. announced that it has jointly developed a patented vehicle vibration power generation technology with Shonan metallic, which can be embedded in the road and can generate electricity after the vehicle passes. At the same time, it is used with power-saving LED modules as lighting applications. Noco City's PARCO CITY department-store parking lot was tested. Four such power generating devices were installed in the parking lot, and LED lights were installed on the stop line as a warning when the vehicle approached the stop line.
This technology uses anti-magnetostrictive materials as the basis and generates electricity by applying mechanical stress on the materials. However, traditional technologies such as this have insufficient power generation capacity and are more limited in practical applications. This time, the development of Zhuzhong Engineering Corporation and Shonan metaltec Technology transfers the energy generated by the vibration of the car directly to the generator, so that it has a higher power generation capacity. In the Okinawa experiment, the generator was driven when the vehicle approached the stop line, so that the warning light in front of the stop line was illuminated.
The application of the stop line is just one of the possible cases. According to Takenaka Works, if the traffic volume is greater, continuous power generation can be achieved, and if it is used with power storage facilities, it can be used for road lighting, Road sign lighting and more applications, and because this technology uses an independent generator mechanism, it can operate independently in an environment without a power network, for example, it can also save a lot of infrastructure costs in sparsely populated suburbs.