Future Cadillacs to come with dual-standard wireless chargers

If you're thinking of buying a new Cadillac soon (congrats!) and you're also big on gadgets, you may want to keep an eye out for some specific models. Visteon, a car electronics supplier that conjured up a smart infotainment system in 2013, is set to debut its wireless charger in the 2015 ATS luxury sedan. It will also be installed on the CTS Sports Sedan this fall, though, as well as the Escalade SUV and other General Motors cars by the end of 2014. Unlike most wireless chargers, Visteon's works with two standards -- Qi and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) -- similar to the ChargeSpot Pocket out of Canada. The dual-standard capability future-proofs your in-car charger... unless manufacturers decide to stick to another standard instead.

These Cadillacs will serve as the launching pad for Visteon's technology, which can be installed anywhere from the cockpit to the glove compartment. To get a glimpse of how it works, check out the video below that shows a Cadillac ATS with the wireless charger behind the instrument panel, which connects to the charging phone via Bluetooth.