Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

There is noth­ing new in us­ing GPS-en­abled smart­phones as nav­i­ga­tors or us­ing ap­pli­ca­tions to lo­cate where your car is parked. But how about lock­ing and un­lock­ing the car us­ing your smart­phone? And, guess what, you can even start the engine with a tap on the smart­phone. The re­mote key comes in the form of the Viper SmartS­tart app for iOS, An­droid and Black­Berry smart­phones. But it is not as sim­ple as it sounds. Once down­loaded, the free app needs to be paired with the Viper Smart Start GPS de­vice that costs around $400. In­stall the Viper SmartS­tart se­cu­rity sys­tem in your car, con­nect your phone to the sys­tem in your car and au­then­ti­cate us­ing the GSM net­work. The app can also be used to pre-heat or pre-cool the car and, of course, lo­cate where it is parked. Ap­pli­ca­tions like Trap­ster alert you about po­lice speed traps and other road­way haz­ards.

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