“We landed a big fish, about as big as it gets,” said Eric Giler, the CEO of wireless EV charging company WiTricity. In addition to Toyota, the company is also the wireless provider for the Infiniti version of the [Nissan] LEAF, the LE.
Imagine driving your car into the garage and having it instantly start “refueling” without your having to do a thing. Now consider the possibility of, instead of plugging in your smartphone to recharge it, simply dropping it on a pad. That’s the promise of wireless charging, which is finally getting commercialized.
According to Giler, Toyota will begin working on installing WiTricity wireless charging into its cars next year. WiTricity’s approach is magnetic resonance, Giler explained. Its biggest advantage is not needing precise alignment between the transmitter on the ground and the receiver on the car. That’s a big advantage for carmakers, who have been exploring [ways] to ensure that drivers can line up with the pads.
“If you can park without hitting the garage doors, you’re going to get a charge with our system,” Giler said. “You have a lot of flexibility, both in the sideways direction and also vertically.”
magnetic resonance coupling：碰共振原理（MRC）
without … having to do a thing = without needing you to do anything（不必做任何事、什麼事都不必做）
picture this …：在自己腦海裡建構一個畫面