2016 Chevy Impala and Malibu to include Active Phone Cooling feature

2016 Chevy Impala and Malibu to include Active Phone Cooling feature
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.


Chevy has produced a video explaining Active Phone Cooling. Check it out by clicking on the video below.



source: Chevrolet via WindowsCentral

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11 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Cool!

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

AWESOME !! Now i only need to buy a car to cool down a phone with SD810

4. Man_Utd

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Literally

7. waddup121 unregistered

Perfet for the S810

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Much needed feature for FireDragon 810 equiped phones.

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Good News for M9 owners..

6. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

As well as it supports wireless charging Qi and PMA.

8. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Just buy a Z3+ if u want sd810. When it heats, put it in a glass of cold water or beer for 5 minutes!

9. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

"Tempting" but I think I still stick with BMW and Audi.

10. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

that jab at snapdragon 810

11. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

That moment when even GM trolls Qualcomm.

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