Today must be car app day because after the City of Los Angeles sanctioned a parking space finder app, Viper has added car finding to its app.
Directed Electronics announced the availability of a new feature
on its award-winning Viper SmartStart that allows users to pinpoint
exactly where they parked their car. The feature, SmartPark, notes a
vehicle's location every time the user presses the door lock button in
the Viper SmartStart app.
To return to the stored location, users press the Find My Car
button in the app and retrieve the location, accessing any additional
accompanying photo or note reminder that the user may have stored. SmartPark shows a map with walking directions back to the car's location.
"Using Viper SmartStart to control your vehicle with your smartphone has
been a game changer," said Kevin Duffy, president of Directed
Electronics, "and the feature set continues to expand. When we launched
Viper Motor Club roadside assistance recently, we promised exciting new
features to follow - and SmartPark is the first of many. It's free, it's
fun, and it's also useful. If you forget where you parked, SmartPark has
the smarts to find your car."
"Users can also find their car using a great augmented reality feature
we call SnakeEyes," said Duffy. "You just hold up your phone and
a virtual view of your car keeps you pointed in the right direction."
Viper SmartStart users can update their app to get the new
SmartPark feature. New users can download the free Viper SmartStart app
with SmartPark at the iTunes App Store, BlackBerry App World, the
Android Market, and at www.viper.com/smartstart.
Directed Electronics is inviting users to enter the free "10 Day Viper
SmartStart iPad Sweepstakes" for the chance to win a free iPad. New
users can download the free app, click on "How To Buy" in the app and
enter their email to register. Current users can enter the sweepstakes
via the "Find a Dealer" button. Official rules are in the app - no