Toyota Group partners Ossia for Power over Air

  • August 5, 2020
  • William Payne

Washington state based wireless power specialist Ossia has partnered with Toyoda Gosei, a Toyota Group company that produces automotive products such as cockpit modules, steering wheels and airbag systems for car makers around the world. Ossia manufactures the Cota Real Wireless Power system that delivers power over air, without cables, charging pads or line of sight.

The partnership includes an investment in Ossia, multiple commercial projects and other strategic components involving wireless power for automotive, smart cities, consumer applications, IoT, and more. Toyoda Gosei has also recently invested in artificial intelligence and robotics companies.

“This is an exciting time,” said Doug Stovall, Chief Revenue Officer at Ossia. “This partnership will not only help advance the use of wireless power for different applications within the automotive industry, but also lead to additional wirelessly powered inventions that can be leveraged across a spectrum of commercial, consumer, and IoT uses.”

Stovall adds, “We are thrilled to partner with another global leader that is dedicated to exploring the ways wireless power will help improve and advance daily living within our communities, including automotive. Connecting the dots between the Cota wireless power ecosystem and a range of new products makes sense in so many ways, including for convenience, city planning, and safety, to name a few.”

“This is an important investment and collaboration for Toyoda Gosei that will certainly lead to more advancements not only for our products, but for the global transportation system at large as well as innovations in the smart city space,” said Takashi Ishikawa, Director and Chief of Research & Development Headquarters at Toyoda Gosei. “We are happy to be working with Ossia on this ground-breaking wireless power technology.”

Recently Ossia received two FCC certifications for different applications of Cota wireless power technology. Ossia also won the CES 2019 Innovation Awards in the Wireless Devices, Accessories, and Services category for the Cota Forever Sleeve and a 2019 Edison Award Finalist. Cota 5.8GHz Wireless Power technology is available for license.