Formula E – BMW i8 will use Qualcomm Halo wireless charging
When we talk about Qualcomm, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Snapdragon processor right? American company which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, however, has quite a large portfolio of wireless telecommunication products and service solutions.
Only part of Qualcomm’s other products are CDMA / WCDMA chipsets, BREW, OmniTRACS, MediaFLO, QChat, mirasol displays, uiOne, Gobi and Qizx. Almost we are sure that most of them do not speak to you anything. So let’s look at something familiar and little commercial – Formula 1 electric or better known as Formula E.
For several years now Qualcomm Technologies is the primary technology partner of the competition. The last interesting technology that we saw there was a brand of Qualcomm Halo. It can do fast and reliable wireless charging, which is currently used in many automotive brands, including Rolls Royce.
Now is the time for even bigger step for Qualcomm. During the upcoming competition in Beijing on September 17 will see action in the new car responsible for safety. Sporty BMW i8 will use Qualcomm Halo with a capacity of 7.2 kWt
Underlying Halo stands magnetic induction technology. Thus Safety Car-a does not need to be connected to the wire charging column. They needs only to stop at the contact site. For the next season of Formula E, Qualcomm are set even bolder task – filling in motion. Along the track there will be a built-in contact panels that will not be visible to hinder the movement of cars. So they move, passing over them will be charged with electricity. Do you think that Formula E is the future and will be able ever to replace formula involving cars with petrol engines?http://gizbrain.com/2015/08/27/formula-e-bmw-i8-will-use-qualcomm-halo-wireless-charging/https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/BMW-i8-Safety-Car.jpg?fit=740%2C493https://i2.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/BMW-i8-Safety-Car.jpg?fit=190%2C150TECH NEWSBMW,cars,electromobile,QualcommWhen we talk about Qualcomm, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Snapdragon processor right? American company which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, however, has quite a large portfolio of wireless telecommunication products and service solutions. Only part of Qualcomm's other products are CDMA / WCDMA chipsets,...John GreenJohn GreenJohngreen@gizbrain.comContributorJohn Green is a writer at GizBrain.GizBrain - Your Tech Brain