DENSO Develops World's First Integrated, In-vehicle Wireless Cel

DENSO Develops World's First Integrated, In-vehicle Wireless Cell Phone Charger 
Tokyo, Jan 22, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  DENSO has developed the world's
first integrated, in-vehicle wireless cell phone charger, in collaboration with
Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS). DENSO's Qi-compatible
wireless cell phone charger will make its world debut in North America on the
2013 Toyota Avalon Limited as part of the available technology package. The
wireless cell phone charger is manufactured at the company's DENSO
Wireless Systems America facility, located in Vista, Calif. 
"As smartphones become more widely-used in vehicle connectivity, this new
product provides a convenient charging solution that is needless of cords and
connections," said Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, executive director responsible
for DENSO's Information & Safety Systems Business Group. 
Qi Standard 
The charger is designed to meet the global Qi standard, which was established
to ensure compatibility between Qi-compatible phones and other electronics and
chargers. Many future smartphones that will launch in 2013 and beyond will
integrate a Qi-compatible chip to allow wireless charging without an added
sleeve, which is currently necessary for phones that are not Qi compatible. 
DENSO has developed and provided various technologies and applications that
coordinate with smartphones such as the "ARPEGGiO," an information
system that uses the onboard navigation screen to display and operate
smartphone applications, and "NaviBridge," an application to operate
maps on car navigation systems or set the destination remotely from
smartphones. DENSO will continue to develop various products and services that
meet the needs of smartphone usage in vehicles, while securing a safe driving
About Denso 
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a
leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and
components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics
and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major
carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates
in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs over 120,000 people.
Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled
US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of its global
consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on
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