WiTricity Is Buying Qualcomm Halo’s Wireless Electric Car Charging Tech

Wireless electric vehicle charging is the ideal technology for EV drivers who literally want to think about charging their car as little as possible. With enough magnetic resonance pads installed in the ground and in cars, people could simply go about their business the exact same way they do today but would almost always have a fully-charged car when they pull out of their special parking spot.

That’s the dream, anyway, and WiTricity announced today that it has taken another big step towards making it a reality with the acquisition of “certain technology platform and IP assets” from its former competitor Qualcomm Halo. As part of the deal, Qualcomm Halo will now become a minority WiTricity shareholder. Detailed financial aspects of the acquisition were not announced.

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