Watertown, Mass. – January 28, 2020 – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced today that its CEO Alex Gruzen, CTO Morris Kesler and Senior Principal Engineer Ky Sealy will present at the Conference on Electric Roadways and Vehicles (CERV 2020) in Park City, Utah, on Feb. 10-11, 2020.
Gruzen will kick off the conference, holding the keynote presentation from 7:50-8:20 a.m. on Feb. 10. In his keynote, Gruzen will discuss the EV wireless charging market, including technology developments, advancements in global standardization and roadmap for commercialization. He will also make the case that EV wireless charging will be a necessity in a future of transportation that is autonomous and shared.
From 9:15-10:10 a.m. on Feb. 10, Kesler will be joined onstage by automotive OEMs to discuss their perspectives on the needs and solutions for light duty vehicles, including wireless charging. Kesler will speak on a panel with:
- Rich Scholer, senior technical specialist at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Andreas Wendt, senior project manager at Toyota
- Rakan Chabaan, principal engineer and technical lead of advanced wireless charging at Hyundai
On Feb. 11 from 10:15-11:10 a.m., Sealy will join the following panel participants onstage to provide an update on EV charging standards and interoperability efforts, specifically for wireless charging:
- Dan Mikat, senior program manager at Toyota
- Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, founder of SHEPHERD initiative of Scania Innovation Factory
- Robert Sutton, marketing and advertising at TDK RF Solutions
CERV is dedicated to connecting experts in the related industries of charging infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, electric utility and automotive OEMs to exchange ideas and discover new opportunities. CERV is a unique single-track conference led by distinguished panelists, each expert in their respective fields, covering academia, industry, policy and government. CERV’s goal is to advance the integration of energy, vehicle, communication and highway infrastructure and their economics, adoption and societal impacts.
WiTricity develops wireless power solutions using its patented magnetic resonance technology. WiTricity works with top global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to deploy EV wireless charging, helping realize a future of transportation that is electrified, shared and autonomous. See how WiTricity makes EV charging easy, transparent and hands-free. Get to know WiTricity.
Following its recent acquisition of the Qualcomm Halo IP portfolio, WiTricity has solidified its position as the “go-to” provider of EV wireless charging technology to automakers and Tier 1 suppliers. Licenses already have been announced with Toyota, Aptiv (formerly Delphi), Mahle, TDK, IHI, Shindengen, Daihen, BRUSA, Anjie Wireless, Yura and VIE. Global corporate investors now include Qualcomm, Toyota, Intel Capital, Delta Electronics Capital, Foxconn, and Schlumberger. WiTricity is also collaborating directly with leading carmakers to drive global standards for wireless charging systems. Standards initiatives include the SAE International, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), STILLE, China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC), China Electricity Council and the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).
Allison Webster, PR for WiTricity