New Cadillacs to Include Wireless Smartphone Charging

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No more messing with car chargers for your smartphones. In the new 2015 Cadillac ATS, CTS and Escalade models, wireless Powermat charging stations will be built into the car.

The Powermats are part of a new program Cadillac is offering on their cars known as Cadillac User Experience (CUE). The program comes equipped with Natural Voice Recognition and touch-screen technology.

The wireless charging stations will be placed inside the storage bin behind the car’s central instrument panel. The stations have a coat of rubber to prevent the phones from sliding. In order to use the Powermat though, you will need a charging case offered through Duracell. These are currently available for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Cadillac is not the first car manufacturer to offer this option on its vehicles. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Avalon both have options for a Qi charging pad. Other cars from Audi, BMW, Porsche, Daimler, and Volkswagen are planning to offer wireless charging with Qi. This will support phones from Samsung, Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry and LG.

The Cadillac ATS will premiere with this option in the coming months, with the other Cadillac models following later in the year.

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