The Viper SmartStart system is one of the cooler apps on the market for the iPhone. Viper SmartStart, the automobile security system company, has recently become famous for their iPhone app that allows you to unlock, lock and start your car from anywhere in the world. You also have the ability to pop the trunk and hit the panic button all from your iPhone. All of these features can be added to your car for a mere $500.
However, up until this point you only had the ability to talk to your car and give it commands via the iPhone on whether to open the doors or start the car. Now your car can essentially talk back to you. Viper just released an update for the iPhone that now includes push notifications. When your car alarm goes off you will be able to receive a message from the Viper SmartStart system alerting you that your alarm has been activated.
While all of this technology may see a bit over the line and unnecessary it is still a pretty cool feature to include. If you live in a cold winter state the ability to remotely start your car to heat it up from your iPhone might just sound too good to be true. Likewise if you are constantly worried about the safety of your vehicle and any potential items you may have inside knowing that your car as the ability to alert you when the alarm is set off could be worth the $500 and $30 a year fee for iPhone users to have that peace of mind. All in all I think the Viper SmartStart system and corresponding iPhone app are some of the most interesting pieces of technology on the market today.