Monthly Archives: August 2015

Chevy Develops Industry-First Active Phone Cooling Feature for Overheating Smartphones

Chevy Develops Industry-First Active Phone Cooling Feature for Overheating Smartphones

Chevrolet Active Phone Cooling can be found in 2016 Chevy Impalas, Malibus, Cruzes, and Volts equipped with optional wireless charging.

An overheating smartphone may provide a small source of warmth during the winter months, but the rest of the year, it’s little more than a nuisance. A hot phone burns up battery life, processes data more slowly, and, worst of all, can deteriorate the device’s lithium ion batteries over time.

To combat the problem, Chevrolet has developed an industry-first solution: Active Phone Cooling. The feature is basically just an air conditioning vent that blows cool air onto your smartphone when it’s placed in the wireless charging dock available in some Chevy vehicles. It’s as convenient as it is simple.

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

Chevrolet Active Phone Cooling can be found in 2016 Chevy Impalas, Malibus, Cruzes, and Volts equipped with optional wireless charging.

Overheating can be caused by heavy usage, the charging process, or high temperatures. Chevy advises people to avoid leaving their phone sitting in a hot car—of course, what kind of crazy person doesn’t already keep their phone on them at all times?

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout Wins a Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition

All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout Wins a Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition

When asked to decide between the all-new sixth-gen 2016 Camaro and a limited edition Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition, Mike Trout chose the pickup truck.

At this year’s midsummer classic in Cincinnati, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim centerfielder Mike Trout became the first MLB player to win back-to-back All-Star Game MVP Awards. As such, he’s also the first baseball player to win back-to-back free Chevy vehicles for being named MVP. Some guys have all the luck, huh?

Last year, when given the choice, Trout enthusiastically chose a new Corvette over a new Silverado. At this year’s All-Star Game, when asked to decide between the all-new sixth-gen 2016 Camaro and a limited edition Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition, Trout went with the pickup truck. Perhaps he figures he has enough sports cars now, and wants something for hauling all of his trophies around—or maybe he just loves the cool all-black paint job.

“Mike’s on-field performance was All-Star caliber and worthy of one of Chevrolet’s All-Stars,” said Chevrolet US vice president Brian Sweeney. “Chevrolet also encourages future All-Stars through our more than 1,500 dealers who support Chevy Youth Baseball.”

In the past ten years, the Chevy Youth Baseball program has raised over $18 million to support local youth teams, involving over 5.2 million kids across America. No doubt, millions of those kids dream of growing up to be like Mike Trout—elite, idolized, wealthy, and the proud recipient of a free Chevy Silverado Midnight Edition pickup truck.