On 6 February, the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego in California will be hosting a workshop for SAE J2954 (Wireless Power Transfer and Automated Charging and Alignment) with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and California Energy Commission (CARB-CEC) related to wireless power transfer technology status and testing plans in California. The workshop is the day before the SAE 2017 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium, also in San Diego.
The workshop will review the SAE J2954 light duty document, the anticipated timeline for standardization to commercialization, and the status of technology projects.
Toyota, Nissan and GM will provide technology application examples, while Lear, Witricity and Qualcomm will discuss their particular technologies. TDK and Idaho National Laboratory will provide the view from labs.
Specific to California, a panel will discuss existing and upcoming California regulations related to charging, followed by a discussion on the potential to create first small-scale, then large-scale wireless power transfer testing for light duty vehicles in the 2017-2020 timeframe.
A separate meeting will be held later for heavy-duty WPT.