British bus manufacturer Optare and global provider of wireless charging solutions Aircharge have announced the deployment of the Aircharge mobile phone wireless charging system on Optare´s bus models, including top of the range double decker Metrodecker and versatile midi-bus Versa, the companies said.
Transportation group Transdev Blazefield is already providing Aircharge on its fleet of Optare Versas for Mainline, Aireline, 464 soon on Rosso, whilst bus operator Reading Buses has also confirmed its intent to incorporate Aircharge into its bespoke high specification Metrodecker that will make its Green Line buses distinctive and attractive to passengers, with completion due next summer.
The Aircharge wireless charging units are table mounted, allowing passengers to easily and conveniently top up any Qi certified mobile device by simply placing it on top of the charger, without the need of plugging a cable or adapter. The Aircharge system runs free of charge as a complimentary service offered on enabled models of buses.
Public bus deployment allows Aircharge to further extend its wireless charging ecosystem, already including public venues and office spaces.