Gavin Covic and John Boys of Auckland University. Photo / Supplied
Auckland boffins are in the money with an electrifying deal worth about $70 million for technology which allows electric cars to be charged without cables.
A joint-venture firm established by Auckland University has been bought by US firm Qualcomm after inventing the “Inductive Power Technology” device.
In video demonstrations, the device sends the owner a message when the charging is complete.
And the technology is advertised as completely safe – the video shows a cat walking under a car as electricity is transferred, with no ill effects.
I am so proud that it took NZers to think of this!