2013 Toyota Avalon Limited to offer Qi wireless in-car charging for cell phones

Toyota has announced that its 2013 Avalon will be the first vehicle in the world to offer in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi–enabled cell phones and devices as part of a Technology Package. The option is available for both the gasoline and hybrid version of the new Avalon Limited.

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“Pioneering the ability to charge with no wires or connectors by simply putting devices in the car console is an intuitive innovation which reflects Toyota’s continuing commitment to improve the consumer experience,” said Randy Stephens, chief engineer of Toyota Avalon. “We see wireless charging as an important feature that helps enhance the high-technology theme and consumer interface offered by Avalon Limited which is already equipped with three TFT color screens and Intellitouch controls.”

The 2013 Toyota Avalon’s wireless charging pad is integrated into the ebin lid situated in vehicle’s center console. The system can be enabled by a switch beneath the lid.

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– By: Omar Rana