updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue July 28, 2009
Nissan iPhone car app
Nissan is developing an iPhone app to accompany a trio of electric cars, according to sister site Leftlane News. The cars are expected to be announced on August 2nd, at which point the iPhone app may be announced as well. Taking advantage of Apple's iPhone 3.0 firmware, the app should be able to monitor a car's battery level away from the display.
Users will further be able to gauge related factors, such as recharge times and the cost of a fill-up at a charging station. Also possible should be control of heating and air conditioning, permitting a car to be remotely thawed or cooled in cases of bad weather. The technology is currently described as being in a prototype stage.