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Wireless charging finalist for Technology of the Year
Andy Bolig - January 03, 2014 11:31 AM
Mopar’s wireless charging technology works with iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players and Droid-based devices
AOL Autos names Mopar’s in-vehicle wireless charging technology as one of six finalists for ‘Technology of the Year’ award
Mopar’s industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging technology for portable devices is among six finalists for the second annual AOL Autos Technology of the Year award. The award honors the manufacturers who have raised the bar the highest in the world of automotive technology, specifically in the categories of active safety, connectivity, telematics or fuel economy.
After reviewing more than 40 nominations, the expert team of judges from AOL Autos, Autoblog, Engadget TechCrunch and others, revealed the Mopar device as one of the six finalists on Nov. 19 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. AOL Autos will announce the winner of 2013 Technology of the Year in January 2014 in Las Vegas at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
Mopar’s wireless charging technology works with iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players and Droid-based devices and currently is available for the 2013 Dodge Dart. It consists of an easy access, seamlessly integrated power bin, measuring 8.27 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.25 inches, that is installed just below the center stack and in front of the center console. The bin has a built-in charging grid that is activated when customers place their battery-powered devices on it. The unit begins to charge when the vehicle is started. A phone case, specifically designed for a variety of smartphones, is required and included with the feature.
Mopar’s in-vehicle wireless charging is available for $199.99, plus installation (part number 82213216). The in-vehicle wireless charging technology is being showcased on the Mopar Chrysler 300S concept vehicle being displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. More information on Mopar’s wireless charger and accessories is available at www.mopar.com/wirelesscharging.