Aston Martin has released photos with the latest creation that combines simple design with mobility. And as you can see from these photos, it is not some kind of new sports car, but a state of the art concept phone called the Mobiado CPT002.
The Aston Martin Concept Phone which will be showcased at this year’s world watch and jewelry show in Switzerland uses existing technology and software along with advanced electronics, and according to the British automaker it can serve as a car key as well as a device that connects with the vehicle’s GPS in order to create a new social networking experience by updating Facebook and Twitter accounts with photos and videos taken with the car’s integrated cameras.
The Aston Martin Concept Phone will also send accelerometer information to the car, allowing more responsive control over airbag sequence, timing and seatbelt stiffening.
The Aston Martin Concept Phone is made from a solid sapphire crystal which serves as a touch screen while its sides are made from platinum. The battery, SIM card and electronics are incorporate on the sides which allows a simple, yet modern and luxurious look.
Aston Martin press release :
Basel, Switzerland – March 24th, 2011: The CPT002 exemplifies what a concept phone can be, combining existing technology and software with state-of-the-art advances in electronics to create a realistic vision of luxury mobile phones. The CTP002 will present this futuristic image at BaselWorld, the world watch and jewelry show in Switzerland (Hall 2.1, Booth A22).
The CPT002 is the key to your Aston Martin vehicle, automatically unlocking the doors as you approach, however this is just the beginning as the phone also connects directly to the car display while remaining in your pocket. The CPT002 software combines with the vehicle GPS providing a new level of social network experience:
–    FourSquare    will show your current location as well as the location of your friends and nearby venues all integrated on a GPS map of the Aston Martin car display, to help you plan your 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 your 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.
Mobiado is consistently guided by a philosophy of doing things differently, and this principle has now given rise to the CPT002 Aston Martin Concept Phone. Staying on the cutting edge of design required the freedom to push the limits of what a luxury phone can be. 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.
The purpose of a concept is to push the boundaries of invention, allowing concept ideas to be identified for future production designs. Mobiado’s passion for the avant-garde is an essential element of its DNA and history, and the driving force of its R&D strategy.

Source: Aston Martin