Gallery: Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech Tha...


Toyota is partnering with Massachusett’s-based WiTricity to develop a new kind of wireless charging for electric vehicles that doesn’t require contact. Called “resonance,” this new tech is more efficient than induction, another wireless technology that requires a vehicle to touch the charging station to work. Resonance is already used in smaller applications such as cell phone charging, but WiTricity believes it could be used more widely for charging larger electric devices, from wireless picture frames and flat-screen TVs hanging on walls to electric vehicles.

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1 Comment

  1. tahrey May 3, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Can anyone tell me exactly what’s so horrible about plugging something in, other than shallow aesthetics? It’s far more efficient, after all.

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