April 9, 2012 12:58 PM
Technology advances every day and we're always looking for ways to
make our lives simpler and smoother. One of the many, quite
repetitive tasks in our daily lives is charging our cell phones and
other electronic gadgets. It seems like everything has a cord and a
plug, a tangled mess of "does this fit that?," feeling all wrapped
up and making it difficult to just keep track of all these charging
devices. Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care
brand, has taken these wired thoughts into consideration and
developed an industry-first, in-vehicle wireless charging system.
The technology will now allow your iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players
and Droid-based devices to immediately begin charging in your
vehicle once the engine has started without the need to plug in any
cords. A seamlessly integrated power bin will be installed just
below the center stack and in front of the center console. The bin
has a built-in charging grid that is activated when customers place
in their battery-powered device. A phone case, specifically
designed for a variety of smartphones, is required and included
with the feature.
The new technology will debut for customer purchase in the all-new
2013 Dodge Dart, which arrives in dealerships in the second quarter
of this year.
Mopar in-vehicle wireless charging is available for $199.99, plus
installation. For a detailed look, watch Mopar President/CEO Pietro
Gorlier and Head of Product Development and Sales Jim Sassorossi
or the Mopar Facebook page for all things Mopar.