Some 3rd party Xperia panels are finally becoming available.
Zenyee Navigation Panel for the Xperia X1 has been designed by its developer to ease the setup needed when preparing to use your GPS navigation software. The application will rotate the screen, activate bluetooth, increase volume to maximum, set your backlight to maximum brightness and start your chosen GPS software. All the changes are reversed when you exit the panel.
See the video below for the panel in action.
Download the cab from XDA-Developers here.