The Chrysler Group LLC is rolling out a new, optional wireless charging system for smartphones in its new models. The new solution, to be introduced with the 2013 Dodge Dart in the second quarter of 2012, resembles Duracell’s desktop charger which powers a cellphone battery with the use of a special charging case.
Chrysler executives this charging system is an industry first, and the Mopar system will be phased into upcoming Chrysler models.
“At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers’ lives easier,” according to Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Our industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging system is the perfect solution for those connected customers who are always on the go.”
Here’s how it works: The base plate of the charger is integrated into a power bin (which measures 8.27×9.5×3.25 inches) in the center stack under the radio and AC, just in front of the shifter. All the charger requires is a special case for the mobile phone, which is included with the system. The photo advertisement features a picture of an iPhone, but at the moment it’s unclear which smartphone models will be supported.
Chrysler declares the price for the option is $199.99 plus installation (which varies according to dealership and labor rate).
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