The solar cell is the technology powering the car’s electric motors, and now researchers are building a car that can also produce electricity using the same technology.
A self-powered car, also called a vehicle that runs on self-generated energy, could eventually replace conventional cars.
A typical car currently uses about 15 percent of the energy it consumes to power its wheels, so using solar panels on the roof would greatly increase the efficiency of the car.
In the future, self-driven cars will likely be equipped with batteries that store and release electricity on demand, but currently, the vehicles that are in use are powered by fossil fuels and rely on the combustion of gasoline.
That means that while the batteries themselves might be safe, they can’t guarantee safety in case of an accident.
To get a self driving car, researchers from MIT and the University of California, Berkeley have developed an embedded chip.
The chip is embedded into the surface of the solar cell, where it converts sunlight into electricity.
That allows the embedded solar cell to generate electricity at the same time as the solar panel is emitting energy.
The researchers believe the chip can be made from materials that are both solar and carbon-free.
That could mean that the solar cells themselves could be made with materials that could help them reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, such as silicon or graphite.MIT Professor Yifan Zhang is leading the work, and the MIT team plans to have their chip in commercial production by 2021.
It would be the first time that an embedded silicon solar cell has been built on a commercial scale.
Zhang said that this kind of energy storage is a fundamental technology for building self-aware robots.
Robots would be able to use the energy generated by the solar panels to power their own motors.
The self-learning robots that will eventually be able be controlled using a chip that can be programmed to store energy could make it easier for companies to build autonomous vehicles that can drive on solar energy.
While it may sound like a big deal, this is just one small step in a long and exciting road towards self-reliant autonomous vehicles.
For one, it means that the future of self-drive cars may be in a much smaller, more controllable, and safer way than current vehicles.