Since the introduction of the cell phone, battery performance and battery charging has been a continual focus area. And with smartphone technology and functionality that utilizes battery life faster than ever, charging phones in the vehicle quickly and easily is of greater importance.
In the automotive sector, wireless charging has been treated as a commodity ... until now. The vehicle is perceived as a living space, and for 2.6 billion people, smartphones are an indispensable companion for nearly every minute they are in the car. This has resulted in the need for automotive OEMs to design smartphone integration as conveniently as possible.
Laird wireless charging with smart device integration is the response to this market demand.
Laird’s wireless charging unit contains the bottom cover, the heat sink, shielding, electronic board, coil board and the antenna coupling for achieving the best reception inside the car.
Laird offers multiple solutions for the mechanical installation depending on vehicle cabin design and automotive manufacturer requirements. The vertical solution saves space in the compartment, the horizontal solution provides the easiest placement of the phone, and the cup-holder solution is very practical.
Laird wireless charging supports all Qi compliant smartphones, using a proximity sensor to ensure the magnetic field is only present in the case of charging.
Because a vehicle’s body and metallized windows act like a Faraday cage, it can block cellular signals causing poor network signal coverage and dropped calls. To avoid connectivity issues, Laird developed the Compenser® to create the same network performance inside the car as outside, delivering the best quality reception, reducing radiation level and providing longer battery life.
Laird’s wireless charging with smart device integration is the combination of smart charging solution and improved reception for smartphones.
For more information, contact a Laird Connected Vehicle expert or access the white paper on Wireless Charging in Vehicles.