Cadillac has announced that it is introducing cordless charging for selected car models.
Cadillac has already fitted cars with in-built 4G LTE connection, and with the addition of this cordless feature, drivers can now enjoy 4G LTE connectivity whilst recharging their smartphones as they run out of juice.
Cadillac is making the cordless charging technology available first on the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe (shown here in the featured image), which are launching shortly. The CTS sport sedan and the Escalade SUV should follow suit by the end of the year.
Cadillac highlighted that its cordless system is the centerpiece of the ATS Coupe’s in-vehicle technologies, and with its Bluetooth connectivity and new enhanced content such as Text-to-Voice feature, drivers can pair his or her phone to the vehicle and access the phone’s applications as usual while being completely hands-off and while the device recharges itself.
A recent survey from IHS revealed that 70 percent of consumers charge their mobile phone at least once per day, with 30 percent charging more than once. This is driving demand for charging access in multiple locations throughout the day, something wireless charging can address in a more convenient way than the consumer having to carry one or more wired chargers around with them on a daily basis.
Ken Lomas, global product manager at ATS said of the development that “With 4G LTE capability and now wireless charging, Cadillac is embedding conveniences that have quickly become essential customer needs.”
He added that “Our lifestyles have evolved in a more mobile way than ever before and with that comes an even greater need for access to power in those places where we spend the majority of our time. Our integration into the Cadillac ATS is only the first step in the evolution of portable power in places that include your car, your coffee house and even your favorite sporting arena.”