AOL Autos has named Mopar’s in-vehicle wireless charging technology one of six finalists chosen to win its “Technology of the Year” award. The award honors manufacturers who have gone above and beyond to create technologies that raise the bar in the industry in the categories of safety, connectivity, telematics, and fuel economy.
Forty nominations were sorted through before an expert team of judges hailing from AOL Autos, Autoblog, Engadget, TechCrunch, and more, announced the finalists at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19th. A Mopar Chrysler 300S concept vehicle showcased the technology at the show.
The wireless charging technology is compatible with iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players, and Droid-based devices and is currently available in the 2013 Dodge Dart while being offered standard in the Mopar ‘13.
Basically the system features an easy-access, seamlessly integrated power bin, which is installed in front of the center console just below the center stack. A built-in charging grid is activated by the placement of a battery-powered device on it, which begins charging once the vehicle is started. A specifically-designed phone case is required and included with the feature.
Mopar’s in-vehicle wireless charging is available for $199.99, plus the cost of installation (part number 82213216). You can learn more about Mopar’s wireless charger and accessories at www.mopar.com/wirelesscharging.
If you think Mopar has what it takes to win the “Technology of the Year” Award with its in-vehicle wireless charging technology, visit Autos.AOL.com/Award by December 6th to make your voice heard by voting. The total results of the consumer vote will equal the weight of one judge on the panel, and the winner will be announced in January 2014 at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.