Dream Car Gadget for Holiday Buying Season: Viper SmartStart Offers Siri Integration, Cloud-Connected Car and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

-- Viper SmartStart integrated with iPhone's Siri

-- One-word start, unlock or lock your car

-- Fully voice-controlled access to your vehicle

-- Viper SmartStart is supported by iPhone and Android

Nov 01, 2012, 09:00 ET from Viper

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The car is your largest mobile device ... and shouldn't there be an app for that?

There is and the Viper SmartStart is the perfect holiday gift for the car lover or high-techie in your family.

For East Coasters buried in snow after Hurricane Sandy, the Viper SmartStart app lets you remote start your car from your smartphone – so that you can defrost and warm up your car from your house before you leave for the drive to work.

Viper SmartStart is also now integrated with the iPhone's Siri, so with just one word you can start, lock or unlock your car. This breakthrough feature is offered by no one else on the market, check out the video!

Siri lets you launch the Viper SmartStart app by simply saying "SmartStart." Even better, you can define a specific command that's executed when the app gets launched, so no more finger tapping is required to start your car. Viper SmartStart users can now enjoy the convenience of fully voice-controlled access to their vehicle.

In order to have the updated 3.0.1 version of the app work with Siri integration, users must have an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and also must have upgraded to iOS 6. For older iPhones that don't support Siri, drivers can do the same thing just by tapping the Viper icon on their phone.

The 3.0.1 release also includes several other improvements, including in-app controls over SMS and email notifications. Viper SmartStart is supported by iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices.

Siri integration is another first for Viper, the brand that created the connected car category. Ever since launching the CES Innovations award-winning Viper SmartStart app in 2009, Viper has been an industry pioneer, connecting drivers to their cars like never before. For more information about Viper SmartStart, please visit www.viper.com/smartstart.

About Viper

For 30 years, Viper has been a world leader in automotive electronics. Viper protects and remotely starts more vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Viper created the connected car category with the launch of Viper SmartStart in 2009 – the app that lets you start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere in the world.

Recipient of hundreds of technology patents and awards, the company is based in Southern California. Visit www.viper.com or follow our social: @vipersmartstart, facebook.com/viper, youtube.com/vipersmartstart. For all PR inquiries, contact Social Media and Communications Manager Andrew Hard at andrew.hard@directed.com.