Android Apps

Viper SmartStart remotely starting cars for less, adds roadside assistance

October 22, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Tools, Travel


Viper SmartStart is an automotive accessory that can remotely control your car. Using an Android app and a piece of hardware, users can start their car from inside the house, open the trunk, lock the doors, or activate an alarm system.

If you’re intrigued by those features, you’ll also be happy to know that Viper has dropped the price down to only $199 for the self-installed system of Viper Smart Start 2.0. “We optimized the design and engineered costs out to put Viper SmartStart within reach of as many customers as possible,” said Mike Simmons, executive VP of Directed Electronics.

Customers can also take advantage of Viper Motor Club, which offers free roadside assistance via the SmartStart app. Users will be able to get help dealing with dead batteries, stalled cars, and keys locked inside through the service.

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