Green Car Congress  
Go to GCC Discussions forum About GCC Contact  RSS Subscribe Twitter headlines

« SOLAR-JET project demonstrates solar-driven thermochemical conversion of CO2 and water to jet fuel | Main | EIA: projected US CO2 emissions vary up or down depending on coal and nuclear power plant retirements »

Print this post

TDK licenses WiTricity patent portfolio for wireless charging of plug-in vehicles

28 April 2014

WiTricity announced an intellectual property license agreement with TDK Corporation which will enable TDK to commercialize WiTricity’s patented technology to create wireless charging systems for carmakers. Next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be able to charge by simply parking over a TDK wireless charging pad.

TDK has long been a provider of electronic materials and components essential to modern wireless charging systems. In particular, TDK is the world’s leading producer of electronic components based on advanced ferrites, a material for harnessing magnetic fields, and has a large and rapidly growing business as a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier in the automotive industry.

Under the IP license agreement, TDK will be able to offer wireless charging systems to carmakers for future rechargeable hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles. In addition, TDK is licensed to offer compatible automotive wireless charging sources for home, commercial, and public use.

WiTricity’s technology delivers electric power safely over distance and eliminates the need for charging cables required by EVs and PHEVs currently on the market.

International standards for wireless charging systems are being developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), with the goal of ensuring interoperability of wireless charging systems and EVs/PHEVs on a global basis.

April 28, 2014 in Brief | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef01a511ab21b2970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference TDK licenses WiTricity patent portfolio for wireless charging of plug-in vehicles :

Comments

This technology has huge commercial application in the near future. The majority of future PHEVs, BEVs FCEVs owners will elect to purchase a 'standardized' wireless charging option not to be bothered with cables and various connectors.

More and more people install domestic high speed WiFi network for the same reason.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2014 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group