A few years ago, driving while using a phone was practically unheard of or frowned upon. Today, it’s actually quite the opposite. From GPS navigation to infotainment, voice-controlled texting to cloud data transfer, the use of cell phones and other mobile devices is so prevalent while driving that many car manufacturers now offer WiFi in the vehicle. Nevertheless, the additional cell phone usage and significant amount of send/receive data increases the chance of a dead battery alongside the panic of finding a charging cord and plugging it in. The solution? Inductive charging. This white paper describes the technology behind wireless charging, its challenges, and Laird’s latest solutions for automotive wireless charging modules.