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General Motors to offer wireless charging on its cars next year

Aug 22 2013, 1:08am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

General Motors to offer wireless charging on its cars next year
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Giant automaker, General Motors, sees the car as a major part of a person's life. Yet the challenge is to adapt into today's fast-paced lifestlye, where mobile phones and tablets are almost necessary. So the company is finally announcing plans to outfit its cars with wireless charging features beginning next year.

Unknown to a few, General Motors is an investor in Powermat, a company that specializes in developing wireless charging solutions. Last 2011, GM invested around $5 million in Powermat, eventually hinting that it would use such technology on GM cars. Ran Poliakine, the CEO of Powermat, says that we can expect the first GM cars supporting wireless charging next year.

This is good news for both mobile users and GM customers. They will soon be able recharge their phone's batteries by simply resting them on a Powermat surface. General Motors, however, will be facing tight competition against Toyota and Chrysler, who also offer wireless charging technology on cars.

According to IHS, global shipments of wireless charging devices are expected to rise up to 100 million come 2015.

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