Melbourne, Australia and Watertown, Mass., USA – WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, and Lumen Freedom, a leading automotive Tier 1 manufacturer of wireless charging systems for electrified vehicles, today announced they have entered into a technology licensing agreement. The agreement enables Lumen Freedom to develop and commercialize products using WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology for electrified vehicles.
The coming years will bring significant changes to mobility as electrification reshapes automotive markets. Policymakers around the globe are committed to driving the automotive industry to low-carbon options, and automakers are responding with more electrified vehicles in their product pipelines. Wireless charging has become a global priority for automakers as they seek to make electrified vehicles more user-friendly and appealing to the mass market and prepare for a future that is autonomous. With WiTricity technology, charging begins automatically when the vehicle is parked without ever having to handle a charging cord. Access to WiTricity technology has enabled Lumen Freedom to develop and commercialize systems for automakers.
Lumen Freedom recently received the industry’s first certification of compliance with Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) 2750 Safety Standard for EV wireless charging equipment. This milestone signals the maturity of Lumen Freedom’s product development and its readiness for commercial introduction by an automaker in 2020.
“Lumen Freedom has been working on wireless power transfer technology for several years and has multiple production programs with global automotive OEMs,” said Jon Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Lumen Group. “Working with WiTricity provides us with access to industry leading technology and intellectual property, coupled with extensive engineering knowledge and support.”
“The future of EV charging is wireless. We’re proud to work with Lumen Freedom, as they have the experience and capability in product innovation/design, manufacturing, and automotive systems integration,” said Alex Gruzen, Chief Executive Officer, WiTricity. “Lumen Freedom’s readiness to deploy wireless charging systems in the market in 2020 is a very exciting prospect for WiTricity and for the industry.”
For more information about Lumen Freedom, visit: www.lumenfreedom.com
For more information about WiTricity, visit: www.witricity.com