General Motors will use mobile phone wireless charging technology for new cars from next year


Release time:

2022-08-30

According to Bloomberg News recently, GM will start from 2014 for some new models of mobile phone wireless charging technology. The technology comes from Powermat Technologies (PowermatTechnologiesLtd.), a provider of wireless charging technology solutions.
 
Powermat technology company CEORanPoliakine said recently that the company's mobile phone wireless charging technology will be used in some GM models from next year. General Motors is an investor in the company and will be the first user to install its mobile phone wireless charging technology in a factory model.
 
On January 6, 2011, General Motors announced that it had signed a commercial cooperation agreement with Powermat to develop wireless charging for electronic devices for new models of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac from mid -2012. General Motors Venture Capital, a subsidiary of General Motors, will invest $80 million in Powermat, of which $5 million will be used to accelerate the research and development of wireless charging technology and help it expand its global business.
 
Poliakine said in an interview: "For many smartphone users, the car industry has become a part of life. And this (Powermat wireless charging technology) is the focus of this part of life."
 
According to IHS's forecast data, the global delivery of wireless charging equipment will increase significantly from 5 million in 2012 to 0.1 billion in 2015.
 
GM is competing with other automakers in the field of wireless charging of in-vehicle equipment. For example, Toyota's 2013 Asian Dragon has been equipped with mobile phone wireless charging technology, while Chrysler Group's 2013 Dodge Dart compact car and 2014 Jeep Free Light have also adopted the technology, of which Free Light will go on sale this fall.
 
But a GM spokesman DanFlores declined to confirm RanPoliakine's comments, not confirming next year's GM new car using its mobile phone wireless charging technology, said only that the two sides will remain cooperative: "We continue to work with Powermat in order to use its technology in GM products. But for competitive reasons, we will not disclose details this time. (Mobile phone wireless charging) technology is still in progress."