Called the Vision-S Prototype, the concept vehicle isn't meant to turn Sony into the next big EV maker, rather serve as a testbed for showcasing automotive technologies that leverage the company's expertise in imaging, sensors and entertainment products.
No one was expecting Sony's progress towards mobility especially at the time when the competition in the consumer electronics segment has hotter up.
All Sony said was that this prototype embodied the company's contribution to the future of mobility. This is the Sony Vision-S concept. There is bothering on its commercial production as of now.
Sony's move into the autonomous vehicle tech and vehicle components business is a calculative mood.
The vehicle is fitted with 33 sensors, as well as a number of extra features powered by Sony's own technology. This electric vehicle should be able to accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 240km/h (149mph).
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But then Sony went ahead and unveiled an electric auto.
Sony surprised everyone by announcing a self-driving auto at CES 2020, the world's biggest tech show.
So what does the Sony Vision-S come with? The sensors detect and recognise people and objects inside and outside the vehicle.
There's a fully-connected system underlying the car's propulsion and infotainment, which is always on for over-the-air updates and more.
So Sony went ahead and announced a bunch of things at CES 2020, one of which completely caught us off guard.
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