Chevrolet Introduces Smartphone Cooling Technology in 2016 Impala, Volt, Cruze and Malibu
In-car smartphones use is hot. For phones that get too hot to handle, Chevrolet has a solution- an industry-first cooling system built into the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
Active Phone Cooling, available in the 2016 Impala, Volt, Cruze and Malibu, will allow wireless charging while simultaneously externally cooling the phone using the vehicle’s HVAC system. No other automotive manufacturer offers a similar solution for in-vehicle smartphone cooling.
How does it work? According to Chevrolet,
An air vent connected directly to the car’s air conditioning and ventilation system is directed to the charging bin where the phone rests for wireless charging, sending cool air to help lower the phone’s temperature. Active Phone Cooling operates only when the HVAC system is turned on by the driver.
Active Phone Cooling will be available in 2016 model vehicles when they are available in showrooms.