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The Jeep Cherokee will offer a factory-installed Qi wireless charging pad later this year. The optional feature – located in the center console – includes technology developed by Leggett & Platt,Read More »
WPC members Leggett & Platt and Fulton Innovation were finalists in the 2013 annual Automotive News PACE Awards for their collaboration in the development of wireless charging in the 2014 Jeep CherokeeRead More »
An interview with LeRoy Johnson, Co-Chair of the Automotive Application Group for the WPC and Senior Director of Emerging Technologies, Leggett & Platt.Listen to Audio »
The mobile device charging standard is moving into cars, after seeing adoption first by Toyota and now Korean automaker Ssangyong.Read More »
Saline High School in Saline, MI, is the first public school in the U.S. to utilize a wireless charging beta site where students can charge their mobile devices at school using Qi the global standard for wireless power, developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).Read More » View Saline School Video »
In its continued push to establish Qi as the global standard for powering rechargeable electronic products, Leggett & Platt hosted a large group of company representatives at the regular meeting of the Wireless Power Consortium in May 2012.Read More »
Leggett & Platt Hosts Meeting of the Wireless Power Consortium
CARTHAGE, Missouri – In its continued push to establish Qi as the global standard for powering rechargeable electronic products, Leggett & Platt hosted a large group of company representatives at the regular meeting of the Wireless Power Consortium in May 2012. The Wireless Power Consortium, or WPC, is comprised of more than 100 member companies including leading industry names such as Samsung, LG, Nokia, Panasonic, and many more. Member companies produce mobile phones, consumer electronics, batteries, semiconductors, components, wireless power, and also establish wireless infrastructure in items such as furniture and automobiles.
Leggett & Platt, a leading diversified manufacturer and WPC member, welcomed company representatives from twelve countries over three days of meetings, networking, teambuilding, and entertainment. Offsite activities included a steakhouse dinner, mini-rodeo in which guests tried their hand at roping, and a golf outing. Leggett & Platt took advantage of the gathering to form relationships with several newer members of the WPC and also strengthen ties to its existing partners. In particular, the meeting accomplished final approval of the Automotive Aftermarket Guidelines and important progress was made toward establishing a medium power standard, which is due to be launched at the end of the year.
As an early adopter of the Qi standard, Leggett & Platt is pleased to witness its recent rapid growth and soaring industry support. Simple, convenient, and flexible, the Qi standard allows any Qi-enabled device to work seamlessly with any Qi charger, regardless of brand or manufacturer. In cutting the last remaining cord in consumer electronics, Qi will soon set the standard for wireless power and charging just as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi established proprietary ways to exchange data and network wirelessly.
The Villa Wireless product containing the Helios module has been released to the marketplace. The attached PDF contains product information sent to our OEM partners, dealers, and end customers.View PDF »
"We can convert conventional surfaces into sleekly designed wireless power charging surfaces."Read More »
Article with the latest demo products and videos about the future of wireless charging and the introduction of a multitude of new products in the very near future.Read More »
Windsor International Airport in Ontario has installed a universal wireless charging station using Helios chargers as the first public place to have this product.Read More »
A growing diversity of Qi-compatible devices and chargers increases momentum for universal charging solutions and an inspiration for new innovation.Read More »