News Articles

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Toyota cars to include Qi wireless mobile charging

Toyota says it’ll be producing the first car in the world with built-in Qi wireless charging. The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited will be available in the USA with a ‘Technology Package’ that also includes radar-controlled cruise control, automatic high beams and a pre-collision safety system.

A high-friction Qi charging pad will be built into the centre console of the special edition Toyota Avalon, enabling any compatible phone to be charged when it’s placed on the pad.

Randy Stephens, chief engineer of Toyota Avalon, said “Pioneering the ability to charge with no wires or connectors by simply putting devices in the car console is an intuitive innovation which reflects Toyota’s continuing commitment to improve the consumer experience. We see wireless charging as an important feature that helps enhance the high-technology theme and consumer interface offered by Avalon Limited which is already equipped with three TFT color screens and Intellitouch controls.”

Qi, the wireless charging standard developed and licensed by the Wireless Power Consortium, works with any Qi-enabled device. Mobile phones that support Qi wireless charging include the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the LG Google Nexus 4 and the Nokia Lumia 920.

Print
Author: The Fonecast
0 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, NewsNumber of views: 1336

Tags: usacarbatteryqitoyota

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«September 2016»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
3456789

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement