Cyber Public Relations
Webzine & Brochure
News Reports
Video Clips
Related Sites
Home >Cyber Public Relations>News Reports  
"Future of Electric Automobile Glimpsed from KAIST's Online Electric Vehicle Project," said Professor Lee.
2010-05-18  5,475

리 교수 "KAIST서 전기차 미래 봤다"
지난 19일 KAIST 문지캠퍼스에서 열린 IT융합 국제워크샵에 참석한 UC버클리대학 특훈교수 에드워드 리 교수는 전자신문과 가진 인터뷰에서 이같이 말했다.

기사 리 교수 "KAIST서 전기차 미래 봤다"
일시 2010.2.19(금) 온라인판
신문 2010.2.22(월) 전자신문 24면 피플면 게재
매체 전자신문
기자 박희범 기자(

"Future of Electric Automobile Glimpsed from KAIST's Online Electric Vehicle Project," said Professor Lee.

Distinguished Professor Edward A. Lee, from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California in Berkeley, expressed his impressions after a ride on KAIST' Online Electric Vehicle.


"KAIST's Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) really grabs my attention because the vehicle receives its needed electrictity from a cable buried underground, not from batteries. Still, many challenges lie ahead for the electric vehicle to be commercialized, but I think, today, I saw the future of electric vehicles from the KAIST project,"


Professor Lee came to Daejeon to attend the "2010 International Workshop on Informaiton Technology (IT) Convergence," which was held on February 19, 2010 at KAIST's Informaiton and Communication Convergence (ICC) Campus.


"I rode the bus and sa its instrument panel, which displays figures of electricity picked up from the ground. The bus presents the  possibility of an electric car that can actually be built in the near future," added Professor Lee.


Professor Lee, however, pointed out that a number of issures should be addressed beforehand to commercialize OLEV, such as public concerns about magnetic waves, he economic impact of laying power strips underground, and battery efficiency as on alternative to pertroleum based fuel. Nonetheless, he said that given peaple's increased awareness of the problems associated with CO2 emissions, OLEV's development is timely.


"As far as I know, there has been no research in the US to develp an electric car that receives electricity from cables buried beneath the road. It is creative and ambitious for KAIST to try to fine the technological breakthrough necessary for the development of electric cars," Professor Lee stated.


Professor Lee further commented, "So far, batteries on electric cars are heavy and bulky, and they require frequent recharging. I think KAIST has provided a solution to address this issue."

Gradution from Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor Lee earned his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineerin and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeey. He worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey.