Daimler and Qualcomm announce strategic collaboration on Connected Car Technologies

The companies will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies, wireless charging technology for in-vehicle use and implementation of the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology.

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI) and Daimler AG (DAI) announced a strategic collaboration focused on pioneering innovation in the connected car. 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.

In the first phase of the collaboration, the companies will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies that enhance in-car experiences and vehicle performance such as 3G/4G connectivity, wireless charging technology for in-vehicle use and implementation of the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology. Qualcomm Technologies is collaborating with Daimler on its Wireless Power Transfer 2.0 high performance program for electric vehicles. The Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology provides high performance and high power in a small vehicle package that could allow Mercedes customers to charge their electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid EVs without ever having to plug them in. In addition, WiPower technology enables consumer electronics to charge wirelessly in-vehicle.

Source and photos: Daimler and Qualcomm Announce Strategic Collaboration on Connected Car Technologies, Qualcomm, 23 May 2015.

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