If you’ve ever played music or charged your smartphone in your car on a hot summer day, you’d know that it doesn’t take much for your mobile device to heat up quickly. Now that vehicles are starting to come with wireless charging pads built in, that will only add to the overall toastiness of your device. That’s why Chevrolet has created a technology called “Active Phone Cooling”, which is essentially an air conditioner built specifically for your smartphone.
The new system will be implemented on vehicles that come with wireless charging on board, including the 2016 Impala, Volt, Malibu and Cruze. The idea behind the tech is quite simple – your phone sits on a small wireless charging pad underneath a vent that shoots cold air on your phone. It’s simple, and from the sound of it, quite effective.