One of the technologies that takes more time to develop, among others that involve the plug-in hybrids and electric, is the wireless charging. The possibility to become independent of the cables, as in the case of mobile phones that have this technology, will introduce an element of comfort very important in this type of car. BMW will introduce this innovation over the next 2018.
The first model of the bavarian manufacturer in benefit of this novelty will be the BMW 530e iPerformance. According to BMW, the car can be fully charged in 3 and a half hours, and all without the need of plugging in a cable. BMW has released a new video that shows how to operate the system.
The ritual to charge the vehicle via wireless technology it will be as simple as we position ourselves in the base. This will generate a field to electromagnetically that interact with a plaque located in the interior of the car that will recharge the batteries. The wireless charging is nothing new within the field of technology, but is within the automotive sector, as it will be the first manufacturer to incorporate this technology in their models.
Continuing with the procedure, the car itself will tell us where to park the vehicle, because that will show us the location of the charging base. Something comfortable enough to not have to guess where we are parking really. The battery, on the other hand, will be charged with a power of 3.2 kW, loading up the car to full in just 3.5 hours. This is much faster than charging with a plug conventional, but somewhat more slowly than with a wallbox of 3.7 kW.
With the application shown in the video we could verify in addition, the desire of BMW to remove the keys in their models, which could be replaced by our smartphone. Finally, to check the load of our vehicle, we will be able to access an app from BMW that shows the time of total load, in addition to providing the ability to lock the car, unlock it, turn on the lights and honk the horn.
Source – BMW
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