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JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo -- that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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The reason is ease of use and taking advantage of every opportunity.

It does make sense, when you think about it.

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Plugless Power's system for the Model S runs about $2,400.

The Tesla system costs more than the ones for Nissan, Chevy, or Cadillac.

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Let's get all future-y on this one.

The University of Tokyo is working on in-wheel motors that get their energy through wireless induction charging, which hints at one amazing EV future.

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Mercedes's inductive charging system powers at a rate of 3.6 kilowatts.

Mercedes-Benz will add wireless-charging capabilities for the 2018 model-year S550e.

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Everything will be connected. Everything will be awesome.

Renewable energy, vehicle autonomy, V2G and connectivity combine to make the future beautiful.

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Evatran expands wireless offering to Tesla EVs, starting with RWD Model S.

Aftermarket wireless tech company Evatran now taking pre-orders for a cordless charging option for the Tesla Model S. The price has not yet been announced.

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IEEE Spectrum Found Two Fcc Filings About Google's Foray Into Resonant Magnetic Induction

This is not the first time someone has proposed charging a moving car using in-road power, but now there could be tons of money behind the idea.

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Your existing car probably doesn't have a built-in WiFi hotspot, but AT&T will soon have a way to add one and deliver that sweet, on-demand internet access.

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At your home or office? Those are the key words for how Chrysler and its Fiat affiliate want to narrow the plug-in vehicle sales gap between themselves and more plug-in-centric companies like Nissan and Ford, according Wards Auto. When the gap will narrow is anyone's guess.

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Fraunhofer Institute Says Yes

Imagine a day when charging is as simple as pulling into a parking space. No cords to untangle or trip over, nothing to get your hands and pants dirty and nothing to wrap up when you're already late leaving for work. Just park your car, and forget it. That's the beauty of charging wirelessly through electromagnetic induction. It's still a nascent technology, though - as least when it comes to electric vehicles - and not without its problems.

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Toyota Working With WiTricity On The Technology

Could 2016 be the year prospective Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid buyers are waiting for? Why, yes, says an unidentified Toyota spokesman. That's according to Plug-in Cars, which reports that a wireless plug-in vehicle charging system may be less than two years away for the Prius Plug-in.

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Count wireless vehicle charging system sales as yet another sector in which both supply and demand will soon surge because of the growing popularity of plug-in vehicles. The relatively nascent inductive charging market will more than double every year from 2012 to 2020, research firm Frost & Sullivan says. With inductive charging, a driver can simply park the vehicle over a sensor in the ground or on a garage floor and have the vehicle recharge without the aid of power cords.

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Utah may be best known among motor enthusiasts for the high speed runs across the Bonneville Salt Flats, but there's another development within the state that's just as intriguing, albeit substantially slower. Utah State University, which last year unveiled an electric bus that could be recharged wirelessly, has hatched a company that's raised more than $9 million and is looking to commercialize the technology, Wired says.

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Volvo completed what it called a "successful" study of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles by fully charging up an all-electric C30 in about two and a half hours.

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While we had been told it was coming in 2014, the exact release date of the production version of the Infiniti LE concept might just might hinge on something you can't see and that the Japanese automaker can't control: wireless charging infrastructure. That's the word from Autocar, which talked to Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer, who admits that wireless charging "is this technology we want to shine a light on, so while there is no world standard on methods, the rollout will be depen

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Earlier this month, a Spanish collaboration involving the country's largest utility company tested what it says is the first wireless fast-charging system for electric vehicles of its kind.

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