LOCATE AND START YOUR CAR
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.