2014 GM Cars Go Into Overdrive with This New Technology
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is gearing up to be on top of the automobile technology game, but it just needs to make sure it can beat Toyota (NYSE:TM) and Chrysler Group LLC to the smartphone wireless charging punch.
Like Toyota and Chrysler, GM works to adapt to the automobile market’s ebbs and flows, and now that it has been able to sustain significant recent sales successes and industry boosts, it recognizes forward-thinking technology as the next big thing it needs to include in its lineup of 2014 vehicles. In order to meet that demand, according to a report by The Detroit News, the U.S. automaker is teaming up with Powermat Technologies Ltd. to offer smartphone wireless charging options in many of its upcoming vehicles, and it will do it via a Powermat surface.
The wireless-charging technology is appealing to many drivers because it saves them the hassle of finicky car chargers or, worse, no car charger at all. Because drivers now depend on their smartphones for everything from calling family members to getting them to destinations, a dead cellular device simply won’t do — and that’s where Powermat comes in.