There are probably times when you’ve looked at the features that come standard in a new car and have wondered when you would ever need them. Well, Chevrolet is adding another feature, but given the summer heat, it might be useful sooner than you think. Made for smartphones, Chevrolet is introducing its Active Phone Cooling feature.
While you may not think you’ll ever need it, the Active Phone Cooling feature is essentially an air conditioning vent for your phone. The new feature will be available in several new models, including the Chevrolet Impala.
The idea comes from a study that found smartphones don’t charge when they get too hot. Like most technology, smartphones overheat. When the sun heats up the car’s interior, it heats up your phone as well.
“Over time, regular overheating can do permanent damage to the lithium ion batteries that power our smartphones. I always recommend keeping your phone in a cool, ventilated place, where it can stay at a comfortable room temperature, whether it’s charging or discharging,” said Jeffrey Van Camp, deputy editor of Digital Trends.
Aimed at those who are constantly using their smartphones, the Active Cooling Feature may just end up as popular as the cup holder.
We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are happy to see Chevrolet working to keep up with the fast changing technology field!