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Chevy Volt BlackBerry App Demo at CES


We posted before about the Chevy Volt BlackBerry app, which interacts with the electric car to give you the ability to set charge times and get analytics about your energy usage.

Engadget got their hands on the app and while it has some limited functionality at the moment, it’s still a very useful applicaiton. The app lets you check the charging status, lock and unlock the vehicle, as well as it collects data you may find useful such as time spent driving on electric vs gas. I’m looking forward to more BlackBerry apps that interact with our cars, or even our homes and offices (eg Schlage).

GM to launch BlackBerry app to connect with Chevy Volt


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This news is a little old but in case you’re a car fanatic and haven’t seen it before, GM will be launching a BlackBerry and iPhone app to go along with the Chevy Volt. Through the application, drivers will be able to set the car to charge at a given time, say after midnight when utility rates are lower. Hopefully the app will include more features, such as the ability to get diagnostics on your car, or reminders when oil and tire changes are due.