Chevrolet has announced that one of their new features in their 2016 lineup of vehicles will be the option for a 'air conditioned cell phone cooler'. Yup, we've reached the point in history where we are now providing cooling options in our vehicles for our precious cell phones. Keeping your cell phone 'cool' isn't the worst idea as technology just generally functions better at reasonable temperatures and Chevrolet's technology (AKA putting a vent in a compartment that you store your cell phone in) is probably a cheap selling feature, I just have to laugh at the poor salesman who will be trying to sell this as a good reason to trade your old car in on a new one.... Engadget has more.
Early summer on the East Coast hasn't been its usual level of brutal this year, but it's only a matter of time before smartphones start wigging out in the heat. Things only get trickier when you're charging up in your sweltering car, so Chevy cooked up an "active phone cooling" system to keep gadgets from overheating in their 2016 range of vehicles. Don't get too carried away, though: That's just a high-falutin' name for an air vent that points at a warm phone while it's wirelessly charging.