Qualcomm and Lear Corporation sign commercial wireless electric vehicle charging license agreement
27 July 2016
Qualcomm Incorporated and Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. Lear will be including Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology (earlier post) in its product portfolio to commercialize WEVC systems for Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) manufacturers, as well as wireless charging infrastructure companies.
Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Lear a royalty-bearing license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm Halo technology. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will provide technical expertise and engineering support.
Qualcomm and Lear are collaborating on multiple WEVC production programs across multiple car companies.
Qualcomm is providing Lear with a comprehensive technology transfer package, aimed to enhance their ability to develop commercially and technically viable WEVC systems and to support the future design of improved WEVC systems.