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Siemens invests in the development of wireless charging for electric cars

Wireless charging technology for electric cars is presented as a goldmine for the wireless future of these vehicles. There are many different patents and tests by different companies in this regard. Now the technology Siemens has announced an investment of 25 million dollars in WiTricity to accelerate the development of these wireless charging solutions, which is presented as the next step for electric vehicles marketed worldwide.

Recently we have been able to see how various technology companies and automotive manufacturers joined forces in order to accelerate the arrival of these advances on the market. This has come on numerous occasions as part of future tests under the road itself, or in parking spaces optimized for electric cars, such is the case of Volvo and its development on XC40 Recharge units adapted to taxis in the Swedish city of Gothenburg .

This collaboration between Siemens and WiTricity, in addition to increasing the pace of development of this technology, it will also aim to close the gap of universal standardization of this comfort, something that we were able to talk about here almost two years ago. Additionally, once progress is made in the project they hope to reach multiple agreements with other companies that would be in charge of the manufacture of said utensilas well as other companies that were in charge of the distribution and installation of the necessary infrastructure.

The mechanism of this wireless charging will consist of a charging platform installed on the floor or pavement of the space dedicated to the parking of electric cars, while a receiving coil is located on the underside of the model in the vehicle itself. Between said ground platform and vehicle module an exchange of energy is carried out by means of a magnetic field once both devices are aligned.

How wireless charging works in electric vehicles
How wireless charging works in electric vehicles

A practically identical mechanism with which they already have an infinity of smartphones From the market; however, here the energy transfer would be much more intense, while, in parallel, the device must also measure the distance between the emitter and the receiver to adapt to the needs, since it does not have the same distance from the ground a sports car than an SUV.

In a recent US survey of more than 1,000 current electric car owners, the vast majority assumed that wireless charging would be a big step forward in terms of convenience and ease of use. That is why at WiTricity they have been researching different advances regarding this technology for some years. Now, thanks to the merger and funds provided by Siemens, they expect the breakthrough to be significant.

Thus, Siemens will also become the owner of this charging technology, from which you can take economic advantage once it has been launched on the market, through your own devices or other elements. Both companies are already in talks with several manufacturing companies, as well as others in the field of necessary supplies, although they have not yet mentioned any explicitly, at the moment.

This is a technology with great prospects for the future, since once the technology of autonomous cars is fully integrated into everyday life, there should already be a real alternative to recharging cables, since there will be no humans around them who can plug it in to recharge its batteries, so this technology has great things in store for years to come.

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