A new iPhone application will enable users to lock, unlock and remotely start their cars with the phone rather than the car's key fob. The application includes a receiver that is installed in the car.
In order to use the app, the car just has to have electric windows and locks. It doesn't require previous installation of a remote start feature. One big advantage: If you lock yourself out of the car with the keys inside, or if you lose your keys, you can still get into the car and start it.
The Viper SmartStart is the latest example of automotive electronics functions migrating into Apple iPhone and other smartphones.