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Mercedes-maker And Qualcomm Team Up On Connected Car Technology

Mercedes-maker And Qualcomm Team Up On  Connected Car Technology
May 25
09:37 2015

Car companies aren’t usually good at wireless tech, and wireless companies aren’t great with cars — if you want to make wireless-savvy vehicles, you’ll probably need some teamwork.

Accordingly, Daimler and Qualcomm have forged a partnership that should improve connected cars.

The first phase of this collaboration will focus on bringing cellular data and wireless electric car charging to your ride.

They’re not saying when they expect to bring their combined efforts to market, or what comes next.

 

The phases

In the first phase of the collaboration, the companies will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies that enhance in-car experiences and vehicle performance.

These include 3G/4G connectivity, wireless charging technology for in-vehicle use and implementation of the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology.

“It’s important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology and continue to deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

“With this in mind, we are eager to jointly explore possible fields of future cooperation with an internationally leading tech-firm like Qualcomm.”

With that said, it won’t be shocking if you’re one day driving an electric Mercedes that’s always online and never needs to plug in.

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