Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Auto tech: Mopar's wireless charger, Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, more

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Chrysler's Mopar division announced the arrival of the first wireless power mat installed in an automobile, which will be an option in the 2013 Dodge Dart. The charging mat -- 8.27 inches by 9.5 inches by 3.25 inches -- will fit in the center console tray and will charge MP3 players and smartphones equipped with proper charging cases. The charging mat (part number 82213216) is available for $199.99 plus installation costs. The Dodge Dart, on the other hand, will cost you $15,995 plus delivery fee for a base model.

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And there are plenty of other automotive nnovations. Wired visited the New York Auto Show and found upcoming gadgetry amid the flash and bling of new car introductions. Here is their top 10 biggest innovations at the show, including Acura's Sport Hybrid Super Handing All-Wheel Drive in the new flagship sedan, RLX.

Photo: Acura

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2:51pm]

    

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