Viper SmartStart 3.0 brings the Cloud to your car!

At the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES earlier this year, the award-winning Viper SmartStart product was one of the coolest apps demonstrated, in my opinion, and it certainly garnered oohs and aahs from other press there. It didn't win the MAW, but it was in the select top 10 apps, and for good reason. There is no other mobile aftermarket car-gadget integration product that comes close to this level of capability--start your car from your iPhone, check the temperature remotely, and have it warmed up and ready when you arrive! In the latest version 3.0, Viper is adding even more awesomeness with cloud services. Now your car tells you when it wants to warm up, over the internet...Wow! Read on for full PR info...

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"Vista, California (5/31/2012) It’s part mind reader, part weatherman!

Viper just made your morning commute smarter with Viper SmartStart 3.0, the first smartphone app that serves as a cloud-connected remote start system and offers SmartSchedule – a patent-pending feature that lets your phone know to warm up your car before you do.

“Viper is the only company in the game bringing customers the revolutionary features of the cloud-connected car,” said Mike Simmons, President of Directed. “Viper SmartStart 3.0 offers drivers unprecedented connectivity with their vehicles – and this is only the beginning, we have a lot more to come for our customers.”

Viper SmartStart 3.0’s groundbreaking new features include:

  • SmartSchedule: Cutting-edge new mobile tech that sends smart behavior-based alerts when it’s time to remote-start your car.
  • Cloud-Connected Car: Ground-breaking new connectivity through the Directed Cloud Services (DCS) network that links the car, app, end user and the internet.
  • Vehicle Status: Not only can you locate your vehicle with GPS – but know that it’s running, armed, locked, and more.
  • Auxiliary Channels: A new feature with literally limitless potential, customize your app to interact remotely with any part of your car – roll down your windows/sunroof, blast the radio – anything that you can imagine! Make your own Viper SmartStart experience.
  • Vehicle Diagnostics: Get ahead of engine trouble – alerts sent to your smartphone help you know the health of your car from the cloud.

With Viper SmartStart 3.0, you can now control your car from your smartphone using the power of the cloud. There’s also SmartStart Bluetooth available starting at $129, with no service plan required. Viper SmartStart has garnered worldwide media coverage including an iPhone TV commercial, and won the Best of Innovations Award at the Consumer Electronics Show.

For more information about the many game-changing new features of Viper SmartStart 3.0, please visit

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the and blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at or e-mail him at