MERCEDES AND QUALCOMM UNITED TO BRING WIRELESS CHARGING TO CARS
Qualcomm wants to expand its business and is allied with Mercedes-Benz to develop the load of cars and all the devices that are inside. Qualcommcurrently has a privileged position in the mobile devices market, its components are a reference and few are the high-level companies that do not use them.
In addition, the company investigates other fields, such as wireless vehicle charging technologies and that stood out above all with its presence in the Formula E division (electronic single-seaters). Now is the time to apply all this knowledge to street cars and for this Qualcomm and Mercedes are associated, creating the first a new division called Qualcomm Automotive Solutions, focused on connected cars, between them and with the outside.
The collaboration will focus on two pillars: the incorporation of 3G / 4G technology through integrated chips that allow the occupants to be online and also facilitate software updates through OTA as is currently done with smartphones and tablets. And on the other hand the arrival of wireless charging for devices inside cars. About wireless charging technology, there is so much talk about charging devices using Qualcomm WiPower,which recharges smartphones only by leaving them on a surface – thus eliminating bulky cables and chargers – as well as recharging the battery of electric cars with technology Qualcomm Halo Wireless (WEVC), parking the vehicle in adapted areas.