Sony Ericsson Xperia to be able to unlock your car and control your lights

(Screens of functions controllable from the mobile phone)

… if you drive the latest SAAB car that is. Using Bluetooth technology, Sony Ericsson and Saab the Saab 9-X Air will be showcased at the Paris Motor Show, where some of the car features will be remotely controlled by the Sony Ericsson Xperiaâ„¢ X1, providing a premium mobile user experience through its unique customisable touchscreen panels.

Some of the features controlled would be:

  • Control ambient lightning
  • Control front and rear seat settings
  • Lock the car
  • Open the rear compartment
  • Switch on and off the lights (blinkers, main lights…)

More mundanely, several Saab 9-3, 9-5 and 9-X models will feature either Sony Ericsson car accessories (including the recently announced Bluetoothâ„¢ Car Speakerphone HCB-108) or fully integrated onboard systems which will provide visitors with a premium in-car user experience for Bluetooth handsfree telephony.

See the youtube video below for an example of the Saab vehicle control system and onboard computer in action. Some of the screens would be replicated in the panels of the Xperia x1.

While the SE Xperia may be less polished than the HTC Touch Pro, the HTC does not have the same level of partnerships, both in industry and the media, and this may very well give it the edge when it comes to being the best Windows Mobile smartphone around.

Via Informationweek.