Electric vehicle and roadway conference to showcase wireless charging

May 08, 2016

NEWS RELEASE - May 8, 2016 - The fourth annual Conference on Electric Roads & Vehicles (CERV) will showcase several exciting technologies including a first-ever demonstration of wireless charging of an electric bus in motion.

Quick Read: Organizers will welcome automotive industry leaders and academic experts from around the world for the two-day conference at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, May 16-17. The event will feature 12 panel and presentation sessions with industry leaders and experts discussing wireless power and related innovative charging systems for electric vehicles.

Previous CERV events were held in Park City. This year's conference will take place in Logan to showcase USU's new Electric Vehicle and Roadway, or EVR, research facility and test track. Participants will tour the EVR facility on Monday, May 16 at 5 p.m. Other demos and presentations include: CERV co-chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering Regan Zane, says the event provides scientists, engineers, managers, policymakers, investors and other interested stakeholders a forum to learn about and discuss new power transfer technologies and their applicability to vehicle transportation.

"Electricity has a unique ability to transform travel but will likely need to extend beyond charging batteries in parked vehicles using conventional plug-in systems," he said. "CERV provides a venue for us to explore technologies that deliver energy in an automated fashion either wirelessly or through other novel conductive approaches, on demand, in real time, and to both stationary and moving vehicles."

CERV events will take place at the University Inn and Conference center on the USU Logan campus. Vehicle and power demonstrations will take place at the nearby EVR facility. Transportation to and from the EVR will be provided. Members of the media are welcome to participate free of charge, and transportation and technology correspondents are especially encouraged to attend.
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Media Contacts:

Matt Jensen - USU College of Engineering | matthew.jensen@usu.edu | office: 435-797-8170 | cell: 801-362-0830 | @EngineeringUSU | engineering.usu.edu

Natalie Humpherys - USU College of Engineering | eng.marketing@usu.edu | office: 435-797-2775 | cell: 801-635-0216 | @EngineeringUSU | engineering.usu.edu

General Conference Questions:

Kylie Downs, Conference Administrator | kylie.downs@usu.edu office: 435-797-0035 | cervconference.org

Utah State University

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