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PLDS Germany GmbH revs up charging options in autos

Key benefits:

  • Adds safety and convenience for charging on the go
  • Delivers efficient charging source for your device
  • Robust, open Qi standard ensures maximum compatibility

Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corp. (PLDS) develops and manufactures automotive infotainment solutions, including rear-seat entertainment systems and heads-up displays.

“When the company’s Germany division wanted to add wireless charging to its product portfolio, it chose the Qi standard from the Wireless Power Consortium”, said Alexandra Zange of PLDS Germany.

“At the time we started with automotive wireless charging, Qi was the only standard that was advanced enough to handle the specific requirements of the automotive environment,” Zange said.

PLDS Germany makes charging transmitters based on the Qi standard, including a “WiCra” wireless charging module with a multi-coil array to ensure that nearly every phone on the market can be charged once they are Qi-enabled.

Zange said the mature Qi standard has held up to many specific automotive industry regulatory requirements, such as electromagnetic interference, temperature, vibration and crash testing.

“Recharging smartphones and other mobile devices is as easy as placing them onto a console in your car,” she said. “With Qi in the car we can enhance drivers’ safety and convenience by providing a specified area that holds and charges the phone, without cords.”

For more information about PLDS, visit http://www.plds.de/en/sites/index.php