“Most remotes lock and unlock cars. Some start the engine. Delphi’s Wireless Vehicle Access software programmed onto an iPhone monitors and controls most every imaginable vehicle function,” Bill Howard reports for PC Magazine.
“The combination is powerful enough to locate you car and report its status a mile away in a parking garage, which really means, according to Delphi’s Craig Tieman, that no matter how deep you are inside your house, the remote will work. If it’s hot or cold outside, you can turn on the engine, turn on the climate control, and watch the temperature rise or fall. Or if you don’t want to burn gasoline, you can just roll down the windows,” Howard reports.
Howard reports, “Delphi showed how you can monitor tire pressure, see if you have enough gas in the tank for the drive to work, even tell the condition of your oil and brake fluid. Type A’s will love the remote. Right now, Wireless Vehicle Access—the key fob or the smart phone link—is a working concept. With a little work it could be a real product.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JMSinTX” for the heads up.]