The British luxury car brand Aston Martin, and the Canadian luxury mobile phone manufacturer Mobiado are collaborating to produce a collection of luxury mobile handsets. Together, the companies have unveiled the CPT002 phone concept, at BaselWorld 2011, Switzerland’s premiere luxury goods trade show for the watch and jewelry industry.
The CPT002 is the key to Aston Martin vehicle, automatically unlocking the doors as user approaches, however this is just the beginning as the phone also connects directly to the car display while remaining in the user’s pocket.
The CPT002 software combines with the vehicle GPS providing a new level of social network experience:
• FourSquare will show user’s current location as well as the location of his friends and nearby venues all integrated on a GPS map of the Aston Martin car display, to help the user plan his night and organize parking locations.
• Cameras integrated into the vehicle can be set to periodically update FaceBook and Twitter with pictures, video, and information of passing cities/landmarks during road trips, or can update social sites in real time with your progress during race track days.
• At the time of an accident, the vehicle Airbag will receive accelerometer information from the CPT002 in the driver’s pocket. These readings will give the car information of the driver’s acceleration movement from within the car seat, allowing for more responsive control over safety deployments such as airbag sequence, timing, and seatbelt stiffening.
The heart of the CPT002 is the solid sapphire crystal, see-through capacitive touch screen. The sides of the CPT are crafted from platinum; they incorporate the battery, electronics, and SIM card allowing for the screen of the phone to be transparent giving the phone a simple modern look while maintaining a luxurious appearance.