Find My Car Smart App Makes Finding Your Car Fast, Hassle-Free
19 December 2011 - Autoblog
There are plenty of "find my car" apps for both Android and iOS, but all of them require you to launch the app, drop a pin and hope the GPS signal is strong enough to be pinpoint accurate.
But a new project listed on the crowd-funded site Kickstarter aims to change that by using the power of the newest version of Bluetooth.
Find My Car Smart incorporates the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard that's currently used on the iPhone 4S. Bluetooth 4.0 is the new low-energy, low-latency version of the connectivity standard, which will see widespread adoption in the next year. The possible applications range from proximity sensors to health monitors, or in this case, finding your car at the airport.
By installing a small, USB-powered Bluetooth adapter in your vehicle, all you need to do is walk away, and Find My Car Smart tracks where you left your vehicle in the background.
The app has already been approved by Apple and is available in the App Store, but until FMC reaches its $10,000 funding goal on Kickstarter and the Bluetooth dongle is available, it's not functional.