Since virtually all modern cars today come standard or can beordered with iPod plugs, it's now time to take care of getting rid of that oldcharging cable: GM says that wireless charging should be available in a rangeof Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillaccars beginning in mid-2012.
“Imagine a mat or shelf where youcould put your iPhone, your Droid or other personal device and charge itautomatically while you commute to work, run errands or as you’re driving on afamily vacation,” said Micky Bly, GM’s lead electronics executive, includinginfotainment, hybrids and battery electric vehicles.
We are aware of that wireless charging mat, but have to admitthat it would be rather enticing option if you could charge your phone and MP3player simply by placing it on a space somewhere on your center console and/ordedicated space in the doors. While I am thinking about it, this may actuallybe a good idea for the cup holders since this is the place my phone usuallyends up
GM said that the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid vehicle will beamong the first vehicles to get this feature. GM also needs to consider that a special adapter needs to be attached to the device for it to charge wirelessly on the mat.