Ford trails a hands-free EV charger prototype that enables drivers to control or monitor EV charging through smartphones.
As a part of a research project to design a hands-free charging station for electric vehicles and fully automatic charging for autonomous vehicles.
Ford has almost completed its testing phase and now, they planning a launch for the real-world trials.
Ford announced that these robotic hands-free chargers are specially designed to help disabled drivers, which also drivers to stay in the car while charging or leave the car while the robot completes its work, also giving the facility to monitor EV charging status through FordPassApp.
The Process of Robotics hands-free charging is fully automated, with no minimal or no driver involvement, the driver simply parks the car near to charger, once activated, the charging arm extends towards the inlet with the help of a tiny camera, and after completion of charging it automatically detach from the EV.
As the automaker states, the company has almost completed its testing stage, now they plan to deploy for real-world trials. also said, in the upcoming years, robotics hands-free chargers will be set up in various parking Plots, public parking plots as well as homes also for disabled drivers.
On Wednesday Ford Motor Co, announced that it will boost spending on electric vehicles to $50 billion, up from the previous $30 billion, through 2026 and run its EV unit separately from its legacy combustion engine business, having a target to catch industry EV leader Tesla Inc.
Video Ford uploaded on Youtube of its robotic hands-free charger
As we Know the Ford Blue oval electric charge networks allow customers to charge EVs through plug and charge or activated via FordPassApp, Ford also allows access 300,000 to users across Europe.