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Delphi has demonstrated its Wireless Vehicle Access software running on an iPhone this week at CES. Described as a concept, the new system utilizes a Bluetooth link between the iPhone (or other device) and a new smart key fob to allow users to check their car’s vitals from up to a mile away. Functions include the ability to turn on the engine, turn on the climate control, roll down the windows, check door unlock/lock status, monitor tire pressure, check how much gas is in the car, and even tell the condition of the oil and brake fluid. It is unknown when/if the new system may find its way into production vehicles.

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1

Sounds pretty but kind of unnecessary.  Why do you need remote access to those features?  I think more important is being able to control the iPhone features with the car, like the Sync system that Ford has implemented.

Also, kind of bold move to show a Hacked iPhone at CES right in front of Apple’s prying eyes!  Maybe they approved this use of the iPhone, but otherwise this is what Apple had been trying to prevent (at least up until they allow developers to start doing it)

Posted by Tosa Deac on January 9, 2008 at 10:43 AM (PDT)

2

I’ll ammend my comment now that I think about it, the remote engine start feature would be nice during the cold winter and hot summer especially if you could control thethermostat also.

Posted by Tosa Deac on January 9, 2008 at 10:45 AM (PDT)

3

now that would be kick a$$ fo sho. i wonder what kinda of price tag you would be looking at to add on to current vehicles?

Posted by BIGP in Texas on January 9, 2008 at 5:41 PM (PDT)

4

I had a remote car starter with alarm function in my old ford tempo and i really liked it.

When u have the windwo cracked, i was able to close them down via remote. When it was cold, i started the vehicle.

It’s a nice function, not life threatend needed but i would get this function.

i can imagine that there can be a part build in when the vehicle is stolen to located.

nice,... but like i said that is not a must.

A MUST is to make the device (software side) more compatible for the business world. That way this area will be covert better and the blackberry have to worry….

Posted by dennis on January 10, 2008 at 5:17 AM (PDT)

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In response of the first post from Tosa Deac, Delphi did not hack the iPhone, but instead developed a web app that uses Safari to connect wirelessly. In this case the iPhone does not need to be hacked in order for this to work, so Apple is cool with it.

Posted by prometheus1981 on January 18, 2008 at 8:05 AM (PDT)

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