Now here’s a unique solution to a common problem. Does it annoy and/or worry you when your smartphone heats up? Even if it does not blow up in your face, the overheating device could lag and spit out battery juice like phlegm-filled Chinaman. Not good considering how much we rely on the device these days.
An air vent connected directly to the car’s AC system is directed to the charging bin where the phone rests for wireless charging, sending cool air to help lower the phone’s temperature. Active Phone Cooling operates only when the air con is turned on by the driver.
While testing a smartphone wireless charging feature, Chevy engineers noticed some smartphones would suspend charging or shut off altogether after only a few minutes in high temperatures. Then something clicked. “Innovation doesn’t mean reinventing the wheel. Sometimes simplicity offers the most elegant solution to a problem,” said Impala engineer Dan Lascu.