It looks like Mercedes-Benz and Qualcomm will team up to help study wireless electric vehicle recharging functionality, in addition to helping wirelessly recharge smartphones. It could be possible to wirelessly charge devices such as smartphones and tablets, which are increasingly utilized via connected technologies now included in higher-end cars.
"It's important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology and continue to deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers," said Thomas Weber, board member of the research and development team at Daimler, in a statement published by Reuters. "With this in mind, we are eager to jointly explore possible fields of future cooperation with an internationally leading tech firm like Qualcomm."
There is a race among automakers to work with tech companies, helping push the boundaries of vehicle software, telecommunications - and overall connected functionality. German automakers are especially eager to embrace technology in luxury cars, which should continue trickling down to more affordable vehicles.