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Qualcomm and Renault to co-develop architecture for software-defined EVs

Renault and Qualcomm Technologies plan to collaborate on plans for a centralized computer architecture for Renault’s next generation of software-defined vehicles (SDVs), based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis. The architecture will support digital cockpit, connectivity and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Qualcomm will also invest in Ampere, Renault’s dedicated electric and software company. Starting in… Read more »

Qualcomm’s new powerline communication device enables charging station-smart grid communications

Qualcomm’s next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device, the QCA7006AQ, is designed to enable CCS charging station communications. The new PLC device is based on Qualcomm’s QCA700X family of products, which have been widely adopted in EV on-board charging units and charging stations. The QCA7006AQ is compliant with the HomePlug Green PHY (HPGP) specification for vehicle-to-grid (V2G)… Read more »

WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity announced the acquisition of Qualcomm’s Halo wireless technology platform. The acquisition will bring over 1,500 patents and patent applications related to wireless charging under WiTricity’s control, while Qualcomm Incorporated will become a minority WiTricity shareholder. Qualcomm and WiTricity have been working collaboratively with global standards organizations, which currently use reference designs… Read more »

Dynamic wireless charging: What’s feasible? Q&A with Qualcomm’s Graeme Davison

Charged has been writing about Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology for several years. As far back as 2012, automakers have said they plan to include the technology on future EVs. While those plans have been delayed for a few different reasons – interoperability standards, uncertainty in the EV market, etc. – it now appears… Read more »

Qualcomm invests in safe battery tech from Amionx

Qualcomm has made a strategic investment in Amionx, a specialist in safe battery technology. Qualcomm President Derek Aberle will join the Amionx board of directors. Amionx has patented a technology called Safe Core that acts like a circuit breaker to prevent Li-ion batteries from triggering a fire or explosion. Safe Core is designed to protect… Read more »

Qualcomm demonstrates 20 kW wireless dynamic charging at highway speeds

Plugging that J1772 connector into an EV’s charging port is such a hassle! Wireless charging is the future, and dynamic charging, which allows vehicles to charge while rolling down the road, is the ultimate goal. Now wireless charging pioneer Qualcomm has demonstrated a dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system that’s capable of charging an EV… Read more »

Mercedes to offer wireless charging system using Qualcomm Halo technology

When Mercedes updates its S550e plug-in hybrid in 2017, it plans to offer a wireless charging (WEVC) system, manufactured by a Tier 1 power electronics supplier that has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo technology. Qualcomm and Daimler didn’t say which supplier would be producing the wireless system for Mercedes, but in July, Qualcomm entered into a license… Read more »

Qualcomm licenses Halo wireless charging system to Tier 1 supplier Lear

Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has agreed to license Qualcomm’s Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology. Lear will include Halo in its product portfolio to commercialize WEVC systems for plug-in vehicle manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies. “Lear is a leading global Tier 1… Read more »

Ricardo licenses Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology

Ricardo, a consultancy business specializing in powertrain and vehicle engineering, has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo wireless EV charging (WEVC) technology. Ricardo plans to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers. Ricardo sees WEVC as an enabling technology that will drive mass adoption of plug-in vehicles by simplifying charging. Qualcomm subsidiaries will provide technical expertise… Read more »

EVSE maker Efacec licenses Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging system

EVSE manufacturer Efacec Electric Mobility has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology. Portugal-based Efacec (profiled in the May/June 2015 issue of Charged) has installed over 600 DC fast chargers around the world. It plans to commercialize Qualcomm’s Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) systems and provide them to the EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) industry. Qualcomm’s Halo… Read more »