Most of us know Sony of being a very good developer for the famous PlayStation gaming consoles and many other electronics. But none of us ever imagined that Sony will even think about developing a car. Except it did, and it was displayed at the 2020 CES as the Vision-S concept.
This prototype incorporates Sony’s imaging and sensing technologies, as well as on-board software regulated using Sony’s AI, telecommunication and cloud technologies, in order to continuously update and evolve its features.
A total of 33 sensors including CMOS image sensors and ToF sensors are embedded within the vehicle, in order to detect and recognize people and objects inside and outside the car and provide highly advanced driving support. Sony’s “360 Reality Audio” provides a deep and immersive audio experience through speakers built into each seat to encapsulate passengers in sound.
The front seats face a panoramic screen on which rich and diverse content can be enjoyed through an intuitive user interface. Sony will continue to combine its advanced technologies to deliver greater safety and reliability, while also striving to inspire new emotion through revolutionary in-car entertainment experiences.
The concept is rumored to be powered by two 200-kilowatt electric motors, but with unknown output at the moment. The Vision-S will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 149 mph.
Will it make it to production? Only time will tell!