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The 2013 Toyota Avalon is the First Car to Offer In-Console Wireless Phone Charging
The 2013 Avalon Hybrid is the first vehicle to offer an integrated charging pad for Qi-enabled phones and devices.
The new feature charges a phone’s battery simply by placing it onto a charging pad with a high-friction surface, which is situated in the center console. Enabling the charging system is as simple as flipping a switch. Phones that support the Qi wireless charging standard will be compatible with the charging pad. The system is designed to be convenient: Qi devices can all be charged simply by being placed on or even near a compatible charging surface. Some manufacturers are also beginning to offer Qi enabled sleeves for phones that will make them compatible.
This revolutionary system is available as part of the Avalon Limited’s Technology Package, part of which is integrated by DENSO, a wireless charging technology by ConvenientPower and PLDS that aims to integrate the technology beyond consumer electronics.
The president of ConvenientPower, Camille Tang, went on to explain why wireless charging is about more than just getting rid of cords: “As wireless charging is integrated into more and more devices,” she said, “a new ecosystem of compatible and connector-free charging areas become compelling for a uniquely seamless used experience in infotainment.”
Toyota’s embrace of such technology is just the latest indication that the automaker is committed to being on the cutting edge of automotive technology. Lake Shore Toyota is proud to support the automaker as it embraces this exciting technology.
Drivers who wish to learn more about the 2013 Toyota Avalon or to see the rest of the automaker’s stellar lineup of vehicles can do so by visiting Lake Shore Toyota at 244 Melton Road in Burns Harbor, IN.