Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

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    Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    This is cool. It's the little things like this that count...

    While occasional smartphone overheating is normal, it can be disconcerting as it saps the phone’s battery life and slows processing speeds. Industry-first technology coming soon to some Chevy models can help cool down this problem.

    Engineers regularly subject vehicles to the most extreme climates to ensure subsystems work properly. While testing a smartphone wireless charging feature, they noticed some smartphones would suspend charging or shut off altogether after only a few minutes in high temperatures inside a car’s cabin.

    Most smartphones have built-in thermal protection features to protect battery life, but that protection – which can cause the phone to pause charging or turn off until it has cooled down – is inconvenient for customers on the road who rely on their smartphones for streaming music, navigation or receiving phone calls. Read more...

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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    I've held my phone up to the A/C vents to cool it down so this is actually pretty neat.
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    This is pretty cool. Its an obvious fix to an issue and its a simple thing!!
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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    Now they just need to advertise it enough so that it is a selling point.

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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

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    Now they just need to advertise it enough so that it is a selling point.
    Yes, indeed.

    While I'm not generally big on some technology in today's cars, this is quite a helpful feature.


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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    They thought of everything on this one.
    Active cooling + wireless charging + full access via the steering wheel.

    I don't even own a smartphone and can see the value in this.
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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    Big problem with using the GPS on phones.

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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    I had an AMD-based HP laptop that would shut down while playing Youtube or installing the OS. I had to put it in the freezer to get it to work. Folks on HP forums suggested everything from diamond-based thermal paste to using a penny as an extra heat sink. They helped but never really fixed the problem.

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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano View Post
    This is cool. It's the little things like this that count...

    While occasional smartphone overheating is normal, it can be disconcerting as it saps the phone’s battery life and slows processing speeds. Industry-first technology coming soon to some Chevy models can help cool down this problem.

    Engineers regularly subject vehicles to the most extreme climates to ensure subsystems work properly. While testing a smartphone wireless charging feature, they noticed some smartphones would suspend charging or shut off altogether after only a few minutes in high temperatures inside a car’s cabin.

    Most smartphones have built-in thermal protection features to protect battery life, but that protection – which can cause the phone to pause charging or turn off until it has cooled down – is inconvenient for customers on the road who rely on their smartphones for streaming music, navigation or receiving phone calls. Read more...


    Ummm... not so innovative if you think about it.

    A lot of cars already have "cooled" glove compartments and center armrests compartments. This is where you'd more often than not put a phone anyways to charge and/or connect to the infotainment system, as that's where the USB ports are usually located.

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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    That's not a bad idea. I've noticed my smartphone getting pretty hot lately, AZ summer doesn't help. I've been turning the a/c on my passenger's seat and throwing my phone on it lately, haha.
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    Re: Smartphone Overheating? Chevy Impala Can Help

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Ummm... not so innovative if you think about it.

    A lot of cars already have "cooled" glove compartments and center armrests compartments. This is where you'd more often than not put a phone anyways to charge and/or connect to the infotainment system, as that's where the USB ports are usually located.
    Most people place their phone in the center console storage area. It's easier to reach than the glove box but hasn't typically been a cooled area.
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