Viper Debuts SmartStart 3.0 at CES: the Cloud-connected Car
Vista, California (1/10/2012) – Viper is pleased to announce the introduction of
Viper SmartStart 3.0 – the Cloud-connected car at CES2012 – available soon on iTunes
and the Android Market.
Viper SmartStart 3.0, available in Q1 2012, will offer the most advanced and user-friendly
new features since SmartStart was introduced, including SmartSchedule, vehicle status,
vehicle diagnostics, auxiliary channels and more.
Viper created the smartphone car control category and is leading the keyless lifestyle
revolution with Viper SmartStart, which has been downloaded to more than one million
iPhone, Android and BlackBerry handsets. Viper SmartStart is the first app that
allows users to affordably start, lock, unlock, locate and monitor their vehicle
– all using their smartphone. The product has garnered worldwide media coverage
including an iPhone TV commercial, and won the Best of Innovations Award at the
Consumer Electronics Show.
“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.”
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
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.
For more information about the many game-changing new features of Viper SmartStart
3.0. please visit www.viper.com/smartstart