The California demonstration to show that the SIEMENS system will be public roads in the city to work, but also greatly reduce the port around the smoke and toxic gas emissions. This project will help local environmental authorities assess the feasibility of using zero overhead cargo mobile systems using overhead lines. This demonstration may lead to the deployment of an electronic highway system, which will reduce pollution and bring public health to residents living near the port.
The first American electronic highway demonstration, is located in California Carson, a mile long north-south lane, the test team will be powered by overhead catenary system, to drive the electric truck, compressed natural gas / electric hybrid and diesel / electric large vehicles, but not limited to test electric road vehicles, other vehicles can also share the road freight.
As with the previous test, the test vehicle with a rising pantograph contact with power lines, to provide power for the electric motor hybrid power transmission system of truck. When the airborne sensor detects the overhead line, the pantograph can automatically rise, and when the truck reaches the end, the pantograph will reduce again. If the driver needs to start and overtake, the battery, natural gas or diesel system starts up until the truck goes under the power line.