Okay, let’s admit it. We’ve come to depend on electronics in our lives and indispensible devices of all sorts have transitioned from our homes and pockets to our cars. So it’s no surprise that automakers and accessory companies have recognized the importance of making this an easy and convenient transition for us.
Hands-free, Bluetooth, and power ports have become second nature for drivers on the go. Now Chrysler’s Mopar division is stepping up to be the first to offer in-vehicle wireless charging so our devices stay powered and connected without the need to deal with dangling power cords and power ports.
Chrysler’s answer – first appearing in the all-new Dodge Dart – is an 8.27 x 9.5 x 3.25 inch power bin seamlessly integrated at the front of the center console. Charging is easy. Just place a battery-powered device on the bin’s built-in charging grid and charging automatically begins when the vehicle is started.
A specially-designed case for popular smartphones is required and included with the power bin feature, which costs $200 plus installation. While designed exclusively for smartphones at this time, we’re sure this is just the beginning for wireless device charging in our motoring future.