• Staff Writer

Cable-free Charging In All Cars Is The Future

Updated: Aug 1, 2018

With wireless charging, powering our smart devices is so much easier these days.

As the number of smart phone models and their accessories supporting wireless charging grow, the technology to charge such devices without the need for a cable starts to become commonplace in cars. This makes a great deal of sense, especially when smart phones and cars these days are highly interconnected due to the efforts by manufacturers to reduce distractions while we drive.

How does wireless charging work?

Also known as inductive charging, wireless charging employs the use of a charging base whereby an inducting coil within the base creates an electromagnetic field to transmit power to the smart phone. The smart phone’s induction coil then in turn converts this power into an electric current to charge the battery.

Advantages of wireless charging

So, what are some of the advantages of wireless charging for your phone while driving? First and foremost, it is quick and fuss free. All you have to do place your smart phone on the designated charging pad or holder in the car and it gets to work. Without the use of any cables, your car’s cockpit now looks neater than ever.

Secondly, the connections are protected against wear and tear as the electronics are all enclosed. Without the need to constantly plug and unplug connections, your device’s lifespan is enhanced.

As the automotive industry champions mainstream adoption of wireless charging, more and more car models are now equipped with wireless charging technology as standard-equipment or a factory option.

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Here’s a list of cars here in Cars and Coffee that are available with wireless charging:


BMW 725d

Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Coupé

Mercedes-Benz S500L

Toyota Alphard

Toyota Vellfire

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