Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

Chinese Car Makers Shows Qi Wireless Charging at Shanghai Auto Show

By Mandira Srivastava May 31, 2011

In the past decade, wireless communications has become a growing segment of telecommunications. In order to allow users to connect with each other through time and space, universal wireless charging standard Qi was showcased at the April 2011 Shanghai Auto Show by Chinese automobile manufacturers Geely, Chery, Changan and Dongfeng.

According to a press release, the exhibition of embedded Qi wireless chargers at a major auto show in concept vehicles is considered as prominent milestone for universal wireless charging technology.

"Integrating Qi into automobiles makes charging devices easy for consumers and eliminates cord clutter for drivers. We are delighted to see the automotive industry demonstrating Qi," said WPC Chairman Menno Treffers, "This is further evidence that manufacturers and consumers are demanding a universal standard for wireless charging."

 Qi charger offers simplicity, convenience and flexibility to consumers because it ensures interoperability between any Qi-enabled device and any Qi charger, regardless of brand or manufacturer.

 Qi wireless chargers will be displayed in Geely EC-8, Chery Riich G6, Changan CX30 and Dongfeng's electric concept cars. Every car manufacturer demonstrated a different application of Qi wireless charging technology in their respective concept cars. In most of the cars the charging stations were seen in center consoles, armrests and on the dashboards of the cars on display. The wireless chargers were seamlessly blended into each car's interior, complimenting the overall aesthetic design. The auto makers used different materials beneath the charging surface including cloth, artificial leather and plastics.

The wireless charging is displayed with both Philips Qi phones and an Apple iPhone 3 enabled by an Energizer Inductive Charging Sleeve. The embedded Qi charging technology was provided by Leggett & Platt.

At the Shanghai Auto Show, Qi wireless charging technology was displayed in the center armrest of Chery's Riich and Changan's CX30.

Mandira Srivastava is a IoTevolutionworld contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

MultiTech LoRaWAN Connects Access Point to Actility ThingPark Platform

By: Ken Briodagh    2/24/2017

Multi-Tech Systems, a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, has announced that its new MultiConnect Conduit AP Access Point for LoRa Technology …

Read More

GetWireless Offers Peplink/Pepwave to North American Resellers

By: Ken Briodagh    2/23/2017

According to a recent announcement, GetWireless has added its Peplink/Pepwave family of products to its portfolio of cellular IoT solutions for value-…

Read More

Healthcare: AT&T Partners with Zywie for Remote Cardiac Monitors

By: Ken Briodagh    2/23/2017

In a recent announcement, AT&T and Zywie have set out to improve healthcare and help physicians diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular diseas…

Read More

Affirmed Networks Announces Virtualized IoT Solution for Mobile Operators

By: Ken Briodagh    2/22/2017

New Affirmed Networks end-to-end solution provides NB-IoT connectivity and service enablement platform for delivering profitable IoT services.

Read More

Unified Office Adds Operations Performance Suite to its Hybrid Cloud Service

By: Ken Briodagh    2/14/2017

Unified Office, a leading managed services provider offering reliable hybrid cloud-based virtual communications services and business analytics, recen…

Read More