Find My Car Smarter: The First Bluetooth 4.0 Accessory for the iPhone 4S

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As you may already be aware, the iPhone 4S is the first smartphone to feature Bluetooth 4.0. Today, a company called FMC Smarter has launched a Kickstarter project to create the first Bluetooth 4.0 accessory for the iPhone.

The project is called Find My Car Smarter, and uses a small Bluetooth 4.0 dongle to transmit your car’s location. A companion iOS app can then pick up that signal, helping you find your car in a parking garage or a crowded Wal-Mart parking lot.

Right now, there are apps on the iPhone that will save the location of my car, but I have to manually launch the app to drop a pin each and every time I have parked my car. Stopping to launch an app when I’m running into work or trying to catch a plane is a complete waste of time and totally annoying. So I developed an app that allows the iPhone 4S to remember the last place I parked and the only time I have to launch the app is after I’ve lost my car, not before.

Since it is a Kickstarter project, Find My Car Smarter is dependent on the creator raising enough backers to cover the production costs, so if you want to see this come to the real world, I suggest you head on over to the official Kickstarter page and make a pledge!


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J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.