When I read in my little RSS reader that Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicle would be getting some iPhone love, I got kind of excited. I don’t even have an iPhone. But I have an imagination. Make the car magically come to the phone! Locate it in parking lots with a customized compass! I don’t know. As it turns out, it’ll ping you when it’s done charging and you can tweak the climate control. Seriously, that’s it?
Alas, it’s probably too much trouble to make a really comprehensive suite of apps for your car, allowing it to sync in all kinds of ways with all kinds of phones. It’s okay, I’m still holding out hope for a phone-driven car… like in that Bond movie. One of ‘em, I can’t remember.