Chevrolet is adding a new system to its upcoming 2016, called Active Phone Cooling.
This Active Phone Cooling system that Chevrolet is working on will be available in 2016 Impala, Malibu, Cruze, and Volt models that have wireless charging feature inside. What Chevrolet did is to connect an air vent and direct it to the car’s charging bin. The air vent connected to the aircon and ventilation system is used to make sure cool air is sent to the phone to avoid overheating.
“An air vent connected directly to the car’s air conditioning and ventilation 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 HVAC system is turned on by the driver.”
In addition to the 2016 Impala and Malibu, Chevy will be adding the Active Phone Cooling feature to its Volt and Cruze line.