Toyota Avalon modelyear 2013 is going to be the first car in the world to get an in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi–enabled mobile phones and devices as part of a Technology Package, available for the Avalon Limited models. This model comes with a wireless charging pad is integrated into the ebin lid in the center console.
You just need to put your phone on this pad, which has a high-friction surface to keep the device in place, and it will start charging automatically. Qi is the global standard of wireless charging and works with any Qi-enabled device regardless of brand.
The Technology Package for the 2013 Toyota Avalon also includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High beams and a Pre-Collision System. It is available for both gasoline and hybrid models. The new Avalon is now on sale in America.
“Pioneering the ability to charge with no wires or connectors by simply putting devices in the car console is an intuitive innovation which reflects Toyota’s continuing commitment to improve the consumer experience,” said Randy Stephens, chief engineer of Toyota Avalon. “We see wireless charging as an important feature that helps enhance the high-technology theme and consumer interface offered by Avalon Limited which is already equipped with three TFT color screens and Intellitouch™ controls.”