Power Consortium (WPC) today announced that Audi is demonstrating Qi
wireless charging at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.
The Audi phone box, first introduced in 2012, has been updated to
include Qi wireless charging. The electricity in the floor of the phone
box flows to a receiver coil in the smartphone via induction. In the
future, the Audi phone box will not only provide perfect cell reception,
but also ensure that a user's smartphone is fully charged at all times.
Audi uses the WLAN hotspot in the car to intelligently combine the world
of smartphones and tablets with the automotive world.
Audi unveiled its new Qi enabled Phone Box in its CES booth: CES Central
Plaza - CP11, LVCC, North Hall Booth 3430.
"The automotive industry has embraced Qi," said John Perzow, Vice
President of Market Development for the Wireless Power Consortium. "Audi
joins Daimler, Toyota, Jeep and others who have already implemented Qi
wireless charging in current and future car models. Cars are a natural
fit for wireless charging - putting Qi everywhere the consumer needs it."
Qi is backed by 200
leading companies of the WPC,
including: ConvenientPower, Energizer, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia,
Panasonic, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Verizon Wireless.
Qi is the leader in the automotive industry, available in automobiles
including the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the Ssangyong Chairman, and the Toyota
Avalon, Prius, and Harrier. After exhaustive safety and efficacy
testing, the CE4A
made Qi their wireless charging choice for Mercedes-Benz, BMW,
Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche.
Mobile carriers around the world including China Mobile, NTT DoCoMo,
Telefónica, and Verizon, are contributing to the adoption of Qi by
selling tens of millions of phones integrated with Qi wireless charging.
There are now over 400 unique Qi-enabled devices including mobile phones
and compatible products like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3, Nokia Lumia
1020, LG G2, Motorola Droid Maxx and Mini and the Google Nexus 5 phone
and Nexus 7 tablet.
Visit the WPC at CES through Jan. 10, at the Las Vegas Convention
Center, Booth SL-2 in the South Hall 3 lobby, located on the upper level.
For more information, visit: Audi's
CES press kit; www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com;
and the CES
Virtual Press Office.
About Qi and the Wireless Power Consortium
In December 2008 a group of leading consumer electronics companies
created the Wireless Power Consortium to establish Qi as the
interoperable global standard for wireless power. The more than 190
members of the WPC include Blackberry, ConvenientPower, Devant
Technologies, Energizer, Foxconn, Haier, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia,
Panasonic, PowerByProxi, Qualcomm, Royal Philips, Samsung, Sony, Texas
Instruments, Toshiba, Verizon Wireless, ZTE and infrastructure providers
such as wireless operators, furniture, and automotive parts companies.
As the leading wireless charging standard worldwide, Qi has brought more
than 400 new wireless charging products to market. Qi products are
available in North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe, India,
Africa, and Australia.
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