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Qualcomm Wireless Power

inFact worked with UniServices to create prototype enclosures for Halo IPT - Inductive Power Transfer system capable of charging a car over across a 250mm air gap.

Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) uses magnetic fields to transfer power from transmitter (track) to receiver (pickup) instead of cables or brushes. This system required mechanical and aesthetic integration for launch in Norway at an international show in 2009.

In 2011 Qualcomm, a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services bought the University’s IPT technology for the wireless charging of electric vehicles. This technology is now part of Qualcomm Halo™.

high efficiency, high power, large air gap

Qualcomm Wireless Power

by UniServices
Qualcomm Wireless Power

The University of Auckland pioneered the invention and development of high efficiency, high power wireless power transfer.


The Project

The project team works side-by-side with the client to ensure product functionality, marketability and usability are resolved through proof of concept prototypes. These are tested and refined to ensure all aspects of the solution are understood, key risks are identified and project goals are achieved.


inFact worked closely with UniServices to determine the functional and safety requirements of a high voltage system.​

Our Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design teams worked alongside manufacturers and university researchers to deliver a design within a short time frame.


inFact was commissioned by
UniServices to mechanically integrate their inductive power transfer technology into a system of products that were to be launched at the EVS24 electric vehicle trade show in Norway.

inFact’s brief was to create a believable family aesthetic that communicated the technology’s high power transfer abilities across a 250mm air gap, while displaying its New Zealand origins.


inFact heavily utilised CAD and CNC manufacturing processes to ensure all components fitted and worked the first time.​

inFact designed, built and shipped the system within a month such that it was ready for the client to take to CES - Consumer Electronics Show, where the success of the system was due to the professional results collectively achieved.​

inFact rapidly developed a striking visual display piece to demonstrate the wireless power transfer of the Qualcomm Halo technology.

Capabilities used on this project

Product Design

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