Keep Your Phone Cool with Chevrolet’s Smartphone Cooling Feature

You just got a hot new phone. Unfortunately, it’s hot in more than one way—the battery is overheating while you charge it in your car. The solution is Chevrolet’s new available smartphone cooling feature.

The Active Phone Cooling will work in tandem with the wireless charging dock available in the 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Malibu, Volt, and Cruze. Engineers came up with the simple, yet ingenious idea of adding a vent into the charging bin that will direct cool air right to your phone. To use it, simply turn on your car’s HVAC system.

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

Frequent overheating can cause permanent damage to a phone’s battery. In addition to charging, heavy use can also cause a battery to heat up, and many drivers rely on their phones while in the car for navigation, music streaming, and more. With this system you can potentially help avoid that damage and keep your phone operating in prime condition.

Would you add the smartphone cooling feature to your 2016 Chevrolet? Let us here at Bill Walsh Streator know.

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