Qualcomm Discloses Strategic Collaboration on Connected Car Technologies
San Diego-based Qualcomm Technologies reports a strategic collaboration with Daimler AG for “the connected car,” including implementation of the Qualcomm Halo inductive charging system, aka WEVC for wireless electric vehicle charging.
Qualcomm Halo, the developer says, “provides high performance and high power in a small vehicle package that could allow Daimler customers to charge their electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs without ever having to plug them in.”
The companies are also cooperating on vehicle internet connectivity, and on Qualcomm’s WiPower technology allowing consumers to charge their electronic devices wirelessly inside a vehicle.
‘Intelligently Connected Vehicles’
“The automobile has become a mobile platform and an extension of always-on connectivity, and as such, we’re utilizing our expertise as the leader in mobile technology to deliver in-car experiences comparable to the ease and convenience of smartphones,” Qualcomm president Derek Aberle says in the Daimler announcement.
“Together, the companies intend to combine automotive expertise to advance the connected car industry by delivering intelligently connected vehicles of the future that drive emission-free,” Qualcomm says.
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