Hand it to Text2Car for remote starter
Vince Hardy wants everyone who owns a cellphone to be able to remotely start their car with a simple text message.
The founder and owner of Text2Car said he has developed a device that remotely starts a car or unlocks doors from any distance through a simple text message.
The user can also send texts — via cellphone or computer — to do such tasks as disable the ignition, close a sunroof or pop the trunk.
Other features include alerting owners of an attempted break-in. The device has a built-in GPS receiver that shows the vehicle’s location and speed.
Hardy said businesses can keep track of where company vehicles are, how fast they are going and how long they are at certain locations.
Parents can do the same thing, keeping tabs on the novice drivers in their households.
Since everything is done through a server, the system can be used with virtually any cellphone, Hardy said.
“ There is no special software to download,” he said.
He said it has been a two-year process to get the device off the ground. “ I am excited by this thing every day,” he said. The system can connect to an existing car starter or car alarm or you can buy a Text2Car unit that includes a remote starter.
He said they will be able to connect with factory remotes in February.
Unlike traditional systems, functions are not limited by distance. For example, Hardy said it is great for those flying home to just text the car to start it.
You can have multiple phones programmed for the same car, or multiple cars to the same phone.
Text2Car is open Monday to Friday from 9 a. m. to 4: 30 p. m.
TEXT2CAR Owner: Vince Hardy Address: No. 4-833 51st St. East Phone: 1-800-705-3816 Website: www.text2car.com
Vince Hardy said the remote starter is not limited by distance