PARK CITY (AP) — Engineers, government officials and scientists are gathering in Park City for an international conference on a futuristic system of electric roads that could power vehicles wirelessly.Utah State University’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory – a leading researcher in electric road systems – will sponsor the conference Thursday and Friday at Newpark Resort & Hotel at Kimball Junction.The conference follows the award of a $2.7 million federal grant to establish an electrified bus route on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.The shuttle bus will draw a wireless boost from charging pads embedded in concrete. Experts say this concept could revolutionize road travel and replace gas-guzzling vehicles.Among conference-goers are U.S. federal officials and scientists from New Zealand, South Korea and Europe
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