There is no doubt that variants of wireless phone charging technology have certainly been around for years. But Chrysler is beating all odds that have kept the technology from going mainstream and launching it for cars. Typically, wireless phone charging technologies have been limited by inefficiency and incompatibility issues. Chrysler will launch its wireless phone charging technology with the 2013 Dodge Dart.
If successful, drivers won’t have to worry about carrying around dangling cords or buying chargers for their phones. Better yet, even passengers will share in the experience! The wireless phone charging technology is Chrysler’s way of getting rid of the unsightly cabling that forms part of a car’s interior. The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in dealerships later this summer. Other attempts at wireless charging include Mitel®'s release of new cordless technologies for IP Phones in 2008.
The Dart features an integrated 8.27-inch by 9.5-inch by 3.25 inch power bin with a built in charging grid. The power bin is located in front of the center console, just below the center stack. When a driver or user places his battery-powered device in the charging grid, it immediately becomes active. The unit only works when the vehicle is moving. Chrysler has designed a phone case specifically meant for the charging grid. The case can accommodate iPods, iPhones, BlackBerry smartphones and Droids. LG last year also announced the release of its wireless charging pad for mobile phones.