Car Remote Control Application For Android Devices Launched

Viper, the popular manufacturer of remote start systems for automobiles has launched a new application that will bring remote car start, lock and unlock to Android handsets. It may be worth noting that a similar application was already made available for the iPhone back in October last year and was also made available for Blackberry […]

Viper, the popular manufacturer of remote start systems for automobiles has launched a new application that will bring remote car start, lock and unlock to Android handsets. It may be worth noting that a similar application was already made available for the iPhone back in October last year and was also made available for Blackberry early this year.

The application works in conjunction with a Viper SmartStart security hardware that needs to be installed on your car. The hardware comes at a price of $499. Additionally, users will also need to shell out an additional security service fee of $29.99 a year. The Android app itself is free and can be downloaded either from the Android marketplace or from the Viper website. Once done, the app can be used to remotely lock and unlock your car, start ignition, open trunk or even press the Panic button in case of any emergency.

Viper Smartstart for Android

Does this app and the price tag get you interested?

Connect Droid Incredible To In-Car GPS Display

You know that the new Android powered HTC Droid Incredible comes with a TV-output capability right. Now, that is something that you could use to connect your Droid Incredible to the in-dash GPS screen on your car. At least that is something that this gentleman has done and the output, as you can see from […]

You know that the new Android powered HTC Droid Incredible comes with a TV-output capability right. Now, that is something that you could use to connect your Droid Incredible to the in-dash GPS screen on your car. At least that is something that this gentleman has done and the output, as you can see from the video is truly amazing.

The display rendered on the GPS screen retains the orientation of the Droid Incredible and is affected by the accelerometer movements as well. While that is an interesting sidenote, an important point to note is that the controls have to be still navigated only through the phone’s touchscreen. That makes it difficult to use while you are driving.

Nevertheless, if you are looking to add some spice to your mundane travels, this is something that you could try out.