The 2016 Chevrolet Impala and Malibu models that offer wireless charging
for your smartphone will also include something new: Active Phone Cooling
. While testing the wireless charging feature, Chevy discovered that the handset being charged would get red hot. Occasionally, the phone would have to shut itself down because of the heat. To combat this, engineers designed Active Phone Cooling.
With the feature, cold air is pushed from the vent into the bin where a smartphone resides for wireless charging. This cool air will lower the temperature of the phone. Active Phone Cooling will only run when you have your car's HVAC system active and running. The feature also comes in handy when your handset is running hot because of an overworked chipset, high outside temperatures, or because of the Snapdragon 810 SoC found inside your device.
"Several factors can cause or worsen overheating in smartphones like heavy strain on the device’s data and graphics processors, high ambient temperatures or simply charging the device. The problem can be worse inside vehicles during hot weather. Heat is trapped inside a vehicle during hot days causing cabin temperatures to soar much higher than outside temperatures."-Chevrolet
Chevy has produced a video explaining Active Phone Cooling. Check it out by clicking on the video below.