Qualcomm Wireless Charging Heads to Formula E Electric Race Series
Formula E, the international electric racing series that’ll launch in 2014, is going wireless.
Thanks to Qualcomm, Formula E will become the showcase of wireless charging technology.
Here’s a snippet from the official press release:
“Qualcomm Incorporated today announced a multi-year agreement with Formula E Holdings (FEH) to become an Official Founding Technology Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship, the new international championship featuring racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy. The agreement will allow Qualcomm and FEH to showcase mobile and Electronic Vehicle technologies globally through an exhilarating sport and demonstrate how current and future generations all over the world can benefit from wireless, sustainable technology on- and-off the track.”
“As a leader in the mobile space, Qualcomm will advise FEH in their quest to incorporate new and more sustainable technologies into the racing series. As a start, Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology will be adapted to be fitted into the 2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship safety cars so they can be wirelessly charged. The wireless charging system will be made available to the race cars from season two.”
So, expect to see wireless charging become part of the actual Formula E racing in 2015, but it’ll debut at the track to charge “safety cars” from the get go.