August 23, 2014

Viper SmartStart Announces Version 3.0 at CES

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No we aren’t talking about the LG Viper that was just announced from Sprint! Viper SmartStart is an app that will change how you start your day. This app is being said to turn your vehicle into the “Cloud-connected car”.

SmartStart isn’t a new application, version 2.3 is currently is available in the market for free. However, Viper SmartStart 3.0 will be available for download sometime this quarter.

One of the signature new features of SmartStart 3.0 is SmartSchedule. Part weatherman and part mind reader, SmartSchedule users tell SmartStart their daily routine and the Directed Cloud Services (DCS) network does the rest. DCS will continuously monitor temperature, location and schedule variables in the Cloud and push Smart Alerts to their phone when it’s time to warm up their car.

Another new cloud-connected feature of SmartStart 3.0 is the ability to receive Vehicle Diagnostics: available soon on selected vehicle installations, customers will be able to access rich information about the health of their vehicle right from SmartStart.

With the release of version 3.0, Viper SmartStart now supports other new features like Auxiliary Channels and enhanced System Status. Users will soon have all the multi-zone control and customization options found on other Directed premium 2-way remotes, and will receive status updates with richer feedback, confirming the vehicle is running, armed, locked and more.

“Viper SmartStart 3.0 is going to change the way people start their day,” says Mike Simmons, President of Directed. “The new features offer drivers unprecedented connectivity with their vehicles, and introduce the promise of the Cloud-connected car, providing a robust, real-time 2-way link between cars and smartphones.”

Viper’s PR department did provide us with a video…….BUT it’s an iPhone commercial. Click if you dare to watch it, at the end it shows a very fruity phone being able to pop a car’s trunk with a press of a button!

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