BOSTON (CBS) – A Watertown company that has developed a way to transmit electricity without wires has just signed a licensing agreement with Toyota.
Witricity was founded by an MIT physicist three years ago. CEO Eric Giler tells me the professor kept getting woken up by his wife’s cell phone as it ran out of battery power.
“He thought to himself, ‘With all this electricity running around in the walls, why couldn’t some come out and take care of the phone charging?’ He figured out how to do it, and Witricity is the commercial result of that invention,” Giler said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Anthony Silva reports