Energy harvesting from vehicular traffic over speed bumps: a review

Abstract: Energy used by vehicles to slow down in areas of limited speed is wasted. A traffic energy-harvesting device (TEHD) is capable of harvesting vehicle energy when passing over a speed bump. This paper presents a classification of the different technologies used in the existing TEHDs. Moreover, an estimation of the energy that could be harvested with the different technologies and their cost has been elaborated. The energy recovered with these devices could be used for marking and lighting of roads in urban areas, making transportation infrastructures more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

 Fuente: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Energy

Editorial: Thomas Telford

 Fecha de publicación: 01/05/2018

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1680/jener.17.00008

ISSN: 1751-4223,1751-4231

Url de la publicación: https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/pdf/10.1680/jener.17.00008