Japan develops world's first cellphone-to-car remote control

Three Japanese engineering giants, Nissan, NTT Docomo and Sharp, have joined forces to introduce the world's first cellphone with the ability to act as an Intelligent Key for your car. Nissan's Intelligent Key technology already comes standard in most of its vehicles, but incorporating the function into a cell phone pushes the boundaries of what Japanese multi-function phones can do. The wireless controller has the ability to lock or unlock a car, as well as start or stop the car's engine.

This development, along with Japan's cell phone wallet functions, means the mobile technology bar has once again been raised for the likes of the iPhone and now the Google Android phone. Although the technology isn't on the market yet, if you happen to be in Tokyo next week you can see it in action at the CEATEC conference on September 30th.

Via NTT Docomo