How Powering with Atmospheric Electricity Works
French carmaker Peugeot has installed a billboard made up of thousands of piezoelectric acoustic sensors that uses ambient noise to charge an electric vehicle..
The developed device absorbs the vibrations of sound waves emitted by various objects in a noisy city. These vibrations create tension in piezoelectric sensor elements that convert it into electric current. The generated energy then enters the charging station for the new electric model Peugeot e-208.
Currently, such a shield is not able to fully charge an electric vehicle without being connected to the city grid, but the main goal of the project was to increase the efficiency of acoustic sensors and create a compatible station to highlight the high potential of the innovative technology..
In parallel, the company pointed out the problem of noise pollution in cities, and once again advertised its electrical novelty..
The presented shield is an experimental project, but Peugeot plans to continue research in this direction..
France is seriously concerned about urban noise and has begun to actively combat this harmful phenomenon. Testing in the suburbs of Paris «noise radar», which will automatically penalize loud vehicles.
text: Ilya Bauer, photos and videos: Peugeot