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Chrysler launches first in-car wireless charger

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    Charging is available while the car is running, and is able to juice up a range of devices

Chrysler will be the first car company to offer wireless charging on the go.

The Mopar-branded system will appear first on the Dodge Dart, and uses an integrated charging-grid bin installed at the front of the centre console, with charging activated when you place a smartphone fitted with the charging case into the bin.

Charging is available while the car is running, and is able to juice up a range of devices including iPhone, Blackberry, MP3 Players and Droid-based devices

The new technology will appear as a $200 option on the Dodge Dart as it rolls out in overseas markets from 2013, then progress to other vehicles in the Chrysler stable.

"At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers' lives easier," said 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."

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  • The world is getting pathetically lazy when it can't perform the simple action of pushing a small metal plug into the socket in the rear of the device and unplugging it when it has finished charging.

    goodnight Posted on 27 April 2012 4:01pm
  • My braun tooth brush has had this for almost ever, over ten years/maybe 15. Good to see USA catching up with the Germans? Next thing they try to do the same with motor cars!!!!

    James Hunter of Metford NSW Posted on 16 April 2012 12:00am
  • Not a new idea but the issue is you need a special case in which to house the product being charged which in most cases is not convenient at all.

    VISIONDRIVE of Gold Coast Posted on 14 April 2012 2:04pm
  • Cannot wait for the koreans and Chinese to do this in their cars at about $100 cheaper.

    Mark Brady of Merrylands Posted on 12 April 2012 8:17pm
  • And yet... I'm still no closer to wanting any vehicle made by Chrysler or any of its subsidiaries. In fact I'd rather float through the rings of Saturn.

    Marshall of QLD Posted on 12 April 2012 5:48pm
  • Induction charging has been around for a while, and its finally great to see a car manufacturer considering the little things that make everyday easier in their vehicles!

    InductionCharger Posted on 11 April 2012 4:44pm
  • What he really meant was "At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity ... to sell more cars and more options".

    Alan of Logan City Posted on 11 April 2012 4:09pm
  • amazing technoloogy.....would not beleiecve it if you told me 10 years ago.....

    Cash Cow of Brisbane Posted on 11 April 2012 12:25pm
  • Big deal, this technology has been around for years. Next big thing will be warming cup holders.

    Whitey of Australia Posted on 11 April 2012 9:11am
  • My Car has a V8 that's a "Big Deal"

    Paul of Australia Posted on 11 April 2012 1:51am
  • System is not bad but Dodge is crap with up to 7 months waiting for part under warranty and dodgy costumer service.

    Elko Posted on 10 April 2012 11:59pm
  • I don't get it - wireless charging is THE most inefficient way to charge any device, and you need to have your device in a CUSTOM cradle for it to work with Chrysler's system! It's obvious why no other car-maker's done this, it's just another (Dodgey?) gimmick.

    Simon of Melbourne Posted on 10 April 2012 11:17pm
  • Maybe they can start by actually making a decent car first?

    Jason of Sydney Posted on 10 April 2012 10:17pm
  • I never saw a real need for charging pads at home, but in a car? Brilliant!!! Bring it on!

    Ryan of Townsville Posted on 10 April 2012 10:04pm
  • Really, you believe this is the single greatest thing Chrysler have EVER done? You need to revise history Andrew... Chrysler have achieved far greater things! Try looking up radar antennas or hydraulic brakes. A wanky fad at best!

    Smarter Andrew of Sydney Posted on 10 April 2012 7:58pm
  • Big deal? BIG DEAL? This is the single greatest thing Chrysler have done ever... Look forward to other car makers following suit...

    Andrew of Australia Posted on 10 April 2012 4:32pm
  • Big deal really.

    Matt Posted on 10 April 2012 4:12pm
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