Chevrolet Creates Smartphone Fridge

Chevrolet Creates Smartphone Fridge
 

Smartphone overheating seems to be a legitimate first world problem in 2015. And Chevrolet has decided to combat the plight by devising an ingenious solution. They call it the Active Phone Cooling system and it will be rolled out on the new Malibu and Impala – which are not sold locally.

It will feature on other vehicles in future however and perhaps they might consider including it in the next generation Cruze, which is destined for South Africa. According to Chevrolet, smartphone overheating saps battery life and slows down processing speeds. With Active Phone Cooling, they lay claim to being the first ever manufacturer to offer such a solution.

The system is an additional component to the wireless charging bay function they offer on certain models. It relies on the air-conditioning system, which directs cold air towards the charging bin where the phone rests.

“Innovation doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel,” said Chevrolet engineer Dan Lascu. “Sometimes simplicity offers the most elegant solution to a problem.”

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Engineers added a cold air vent to certain Chevrolets for the 2016 model year to help keep smart phones wirelessly charging in the car from overheating.  The industry-first feature will be available in 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models equipped with wireless charging and Chevrolet MyLink. The Active Phone Cooling feature works when the car’s heating, ventilation and cooling system is on.Engineers added a cold air vent to certain Chevrolets for the 2016 model year to help keep smart phones wirelessly charging in the car from overheating.  The industry-first feature will be available in 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models equipped with wireless charging and Chevrolet MyLink. The Active Phone Cooling feature works when the car’s heating, ventilation and cooling system is on.Engineers added a cold air vent to certain Chevrolets for the 2016 model year to help keep smart phones wirelessly charging in the car from overheating.  The industry-first feature will be available in 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models equipped with wireless charging and Chevrolet MyLink. The Active Phone Cooling feature works when the car’s heating, ventilation and cooling system is on.Engineers added a cold air vent to certain Chevrolets for the 2016 model year to help keep smart phones wirelessly charging in the car from overheating.  The industry-first feature will be available in 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt and Cruze models equipped with wireless charging and Chevrolet MyLink. The Active Phone Cooling feature works when the car’s heating, ventilation and cooling system is on.