Embracing a concept found in just about every spy movie ever made, Sony Ericsson and SAAB have announced that the Xperia X1 will be able to communicate with the SAAB 9-X Air concept car, controlling some of the basic functionality (Read: No, you can’t drive with it.)
Directly from the handset’s panel system, 9X-AIR/X1 owners will be able to:
- Lock/Unlock the doors
- Control interior lighting
- Control headlights/blinkers
- Open the trunk
- Control front/rear seat settings (Why would you need this?)
The SAAB 9-X air is just a concept car at this point, so this doesn’t necessarily mean a whole lot to the end consumer just yet. Be it that SE can get a few manufacturers on board and get this into a couple of production cars, it could be bad news for the locksmith. Unless you lock your phone in the car too, that is.
The X1 can control cars, yet they’re still making Bond use the SE C902 in the next flick. Shenanigans.