An international 11-member consortium, named Capabilities for Automotive Research have just launched ten research projects aimed at developing the technology necessary for future electric/hybrid vehicles.
The consortium includes chipmaker Infineon, Toyota Tsusho, part of the Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota, and others. Their main focus will be on developing anti-collision steering systems and wireless charging.
“The automotive sector today faces many challenges and therefore presents many opportunities,” said Lim Chuan Poh, the chairman of state-backed Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
He also mentioned that the cars of the future have to be “intelligent and connected,” but this goal translates in solving a number of problems from different areas of science and technology.
Toyota Thusho will be providing the knowledge to making wireless charging easier to implement and standardize. Their prototype model is a car resembling a golf cart.