The Last Mile: Are Solar-Powered Autonomous Cars Around the Bend?

But the interesting thing about the new concept car, which, according to Ars Technica will be on display at CES this year, isn’t the rooftop panels. We’ve seen those before, and they’re still too small to play a serious role in powering the engine. But the car is designed to be parked underneath a canopy fitted with a Fresnel Lens made out of acrylics, which will concentrate the sun’s rays on the panels and deliver a more formidable charge.