Dodge Dart to Introduce In-Vehicle Wireless Charging in Partnership with Mopar

By Trevor Dorchies | April 09, 2012
In today's day and age, it's necessary to leave the house with the normal essentials such as your keys, wallet, and of course, the almighty cell phone. However, if your cell phone isn't capable of running apps or playing music, then an MP3 music player can be added to the aforementioned list. With all of these essentials comes an assortment of wires and splitters that can quickly get tangled and become a nuisance. That's why Chrysler, in partnership with its service and parts branch Mopar, is introducing an in-vehicle wireless charging station. Slated to first appear on the 2013 Dodge Dart, the in-vehicle wireless charging station is a bin that will sit right below and directly in front of the center stack. The bin's floor is actually a charging grid that was designed with smartphones specifically in mind. A standard feature that comes along with the charging bin is a phone case designed to fit an array of smartphones. The bin itself measures 8.27 inches long by 9.5 inches wide and 3.25 inches deep which gives up enough space for every passenger in the Dart to charge their smartphone. Once you've loaded all of the electronic equipment onto the charge-board, just turn the vehicle on to begin powering everything up. The Mopar in-vehicle wireless charging station will first be available on the 2013 Dodge Dart and then spread across to the rest of Chrysler's lineup. The all-new charging station costs $199.99 not including installation. The 2013 Dodge Dart will begin showing up at dealerships in the second quarter of this year. Source: Dodge

I think this is one of the coolest new technology features yet added to a vehicle. The Dart is touted as being the most technologically advanced vehicle in its class and yet we keep hearing about more and more features that you don't see anywhere else. I'm very much looking forward to the Dart and for a guy that likes gadgets this wireless charging is huge bonus.