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.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.