Posts Tagged: WiTricity

MAHLE licenses wireless EV charging technology from WiTricity

Automotive supplier MAHLE announced that it has licensed magnetic resonance wireless charging technology from WiTricity. “With the acquisition of licenses for WiTricity’s magnetic resonance technology, we’re now progressing to the concrete development stage,” said MAHLE’s Otmar Scharrer. “This will involve our expertise in control electronics, software, and thermal management. In the development of our solution,… 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 »

Honda unveils two-way wireless V2G energy management system

Honda unveiled its new Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), a bi-directional energy management system, at CES 2019. Developed in partnership with WiTricity, the system creates a two-way energy flow between the grid and vehicles parked over WiTricity’s Drive 11 wireless charging pad, which can be used to power car batteries or help meet the grid’s energy demands… Read more »

WiTricity collaborates with Nissan on wireless charging

WiTricity’s DRIVE wireless charging system features a charging pad on or under the ground and a matching device on the underside of a vehicle. It charges an EV automatically, using magnetic resonance technology, and requires no cables or moving parts. WiTricity and Nissan have announced a collaboration that aims to ensure that wireless charging systems… 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 »

WiTricity and Prodrive to develop 11 kW wireless charging system

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity and Netherlands-based Tier 1 supplier Prodrive Technologies have announced that they are collaborating to design an 11 kW wireless charging system for an unnamed European carmaker that plans to release its first wirelessly charged vehicles in 2019. WiTricity will provide its magnetic resonance intellectual property, reference designs and consulting services. Based… Read more »

Wireless charging and autonomous vehicles will mobilize the smart city

By Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity There’s no question that autonomous electric vehicles are coming. From Google and Uber to Tesla, BMW and Nissan, the world’s most innovative brands are conceiving and bringing to market entirely new modes of transportation that will revolutionize the ways in which we travel. According to Navigant Research, by 2035… Read more »

WiTricity’s new wireless charging system is designed for flexibility and interoperability

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity has announced a new charging system that uses magnetic resonance technology to deliver a range of power over distance and through materials. According to the company, its new system enables power transfer at up to 11 kW, and has the ability to scale up to 25 kW and higher. WiTricity, in… Read more »

BRUSA to commercialize WiTricity’s wireless charging system

Massachusetts-based MIT spinout WiTricity has announced a licensing agreement with BRUSA Elektronik AG, a global supplier of EV power electronics. BRUSA will license WiTricity’s IP to commercialize wireless charging systems. BRUSA’s ICS wireless charging system, using WiTricity’s technology, uses a charging pad on the ground to transfer power to a vehicle using magnetic resonance. The… Read more »

WiTricity licenses wireless charging patents to TDK

Wireless charging pioneer WiTricity has announced an intellectual property license agreement with TDK Corporation, which will enable the Japanese firm to commercialize WiTricity’s patented technology to create wireless charging systems for carmakers. TDK may be most familiar to (older) US readers for its high-quality cassette tapes, but in fact its forte is the manufacture of… Read more »