FABRIC targets various types of vehicles, including passenger cars, light weight duty vehicles and heavy vehicles and buses. Appropriate charging solutions will be integrated and tested in different sites, covering an extensive part of Europe from Italy in the South, through France, to Sweden in the North.
In general the project will focus on two different technological approaches which are representative of two family of solutions:
- The first family foresees the installation of antennas loops under the road surface (in variable antenna lengths, frequencies, materials and performances) up to more than 20 meters length. The charging is achieved via less couplings of longer duration between the antenna and the vehicle device. This technology will be tested in the test site of Turin, Italy.
- The second family foresees the installation of several charging spots along the lane (“manholes”). The antennas embedded in the road surface are concentrated, thus resulting in a high frequency of coupling/decouplings and in an impulsive charging. This technology will be tested in the French test site.
VEDECOM, in France, and CRF in Italy, will implement the relevant technologies on their vehicles.