Magnetic resonance has emerged as the leading technology for wireless power transfer over distance, and as the technology evolves, companies looking to take solutions to market will rely on standards to streamline development, reduce costs, and accelerate adoption. A number of organizations are developing specifications, and as a holder of the foundational patents for highly resonant wireless power transfer over distance, these standards efforts will rely on WiTricity technology as part of the backbone for the technical specifications.
As part of our efforts to increase market adoption and time-to-market for our customers, WiTricity is an active member of the following organizations:
SAE International Publishes Two New Documents Enabling Commercialization of Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles
WiTricity has been involved as a leader in the development of SAE work-in-progress (WIP) J2954 for wireless charging of EVs and PHEVs, and has been the chair of several of the working groups associated with J2954. The J2954 group members include most of the major automakers and Tier 1 suppliers.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering.
International Organization for Standardization
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.
International Electrotechnical Commission
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is developing standards for wireless charging of electric vehicles as part of their electric road vehicles and electric industrial trucks technical committee.
China GB standards for Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles
The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) has ratified and published the first four national China recommended standards for wireless charging of electric vehicles. These standards were developed within the Wireless Charging Standards Working Group for Electric Vehicles administered by the China Electricity Council (CEC), the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), and the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI). These China GB Standards are the first to be ratified and published amongst global standards organizations. The standard is planned to become effective within 2020.
These four national standards provide a framework for car makers, Tier 1 suppliers, and infrastructure suppliers to develop and commercialize wireless charging systems that meet guidelines for safety, performance, and interoperability. The standards specify the requirements related to power transfer and system control and communications that should be followed in product design and test of electric vehicle wireless charging systems. It gives clear baseline requirements for power delivery levels and efficiency, and safety sub-systems. It clarifies the necessary testing methods to ensure compliance with the standards and provides clear guidance and recommendations for product design and testing. The standard for communications protocol defines the process, parameters and data definition for Wi-Fi communications between the vehicle and the ground side wireless charging system and specifies the minimum communication protocol architecture of the ground side system. The standards provide clear direction for exposure limits on electromagnetic environment for human safety, and for testing methods and evaluation protocols to ensure compliance.
AirFuel Alliance is an association dedicated to building a global wireless charging ecosystem based on best in industry inductive, resonant and future wireless charging technology. AirFuel Alliance’s mission is to bring a diverse base of interoperable products to the global market that deliver the best wireless charging experience for consumers.
Formed with the merger of Alliance for Wireless Power (AW4P) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA), AirFuel Alliance includes leading brands from a diverse set of industries. The Alliance and its member companies are working cooperatively on advancing wireless charging availability for consumer, industrial, medical and military applications.
ETSI was set up in 1988 by the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) in response to proposals from the European Commission.. ETSI supports the timely development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services.
Wireless Power Consortium
Established in 2008, the Wireless Power Consortium is an open, collaborative standards development group of more than 400 member companies from around the globe. WPC’s member companies are large and small competitors and ecosystem partners representing brands from all parts of the industry and all parts of the globe. Our members collaborate with a single purpose: worldwide compatibility of all wireless chargers and wireless power sources.
Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN)
CharIN is a leading global association with over 200 members dedicated to promoting e-mobility charging interoperability based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging vehicles of all kinds. Cross-industry stakeholders like automakers, charging station manufacturers, component suppliers, energy providers, grid operators and more are CharIN members whose goal, through making e-mobility charging solutions interoperable, is to make the EV user experience reliable, easy, and smooth to accelerate adoption.