Delphi, a supplier of technologies for vehicles, currently has an existing license with WiTricity, a competitor in the wireless charging arena. This license currently covers high power wireless charging for electric vehicles.
The new license now covers wireless charging for your devices inside the vehicle. This allows all devices which comply to the AirFuel Alliance wireless charging standard. Currently, WiTricity has around 200 members including Dell, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Samsung, which are supporting their technology.
Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity, said “As smartphones have become the preferred method of accessing the Internet, the number one concern for consumers is keeping their mobile devices charged and ready. Smart, fast, efficient wireless charging will become a ‘must have’ option for new vehicle buyers, and as a result, Delphi will enable automakers to deliver the best user experience for in-vehicle wireless charging.”
WiTricity’s wireless charging standard is currently pushing, lets its users charge multiple devices on one charging pad even when it has different charging power needs. This also encourages drivers to keep their smartphones down to charge rather than having it in their hand. Hopefully, this will help make driving safer for every individual.