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Robotic Charging Connector - Video

Discussion in 'North America' started by Lanny, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Lanny

    Lanny @Lanny

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    #1 Lanny, Jul 17, 2015
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    Remember at the D unveiling when Elon joked about a robot to plug in the car after is self drives into the garage? Here is a video of something like that being developed by VW.



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  2. Saghost

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    I'm pretty sure it wasn't a joke - just something he couldn't promise a schedule for.

    I expect that in the future some busier Superchargers will be fully automated - the car drops you off, goes to a holding area until a stall is free, charges, unplugs, and goes back to holding until you're ready to leave.
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    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    I like this idea... Good thinking

     
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    I wonder why Volkswagen didn't just build the CCS connector into the robotic arm.
     
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    I was wondering about that. Rules about failsafes to be able to disconnect the car in an emergency, maybe? Possibly so the same arm can service two cars in adjacent stalls?
     

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