Posts Tagged: Qualcomm

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 »

Researchers complete bench testing to validate SAE wireless charging standard

Researchers from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), along with the DOE and several automotive companies, have completed bench testing to support SAE Technical Information Report (TIR) J2954, a guideline for wireless charging that was published earlier this year. The SAE’s TIR J2954 is designed to ensure the performance and safety of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems,… 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 »

BRUSA licenses Qualcomm Halo wireless charging tech

The Swiss Tier 1 power electronics supplier BRUSA Elektronik has licensed Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology. BRUSA has already been working on wireless technology with its ICS wireless charging system. The company has developed its own rectangular coil geometry, which it calls FRAME. The integration of power electronics both in the vehicle and in the… Read more »

Qualcomm and Daimler collaborate on connected cars

Qualcomm Technologies and Daimler have announced a strategic collaboration focused on connectivity. In the first phase, the companies will focus on 3G/4G connectivity and the Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology. Qualcomm’s Wireless Power Transfer 2.0 program not only provides the ability to charge EVs and PHEVs without having to physically plug them… Read more »