One of Japan’s largest tech companies Sony, surprised everyone at this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) when it made a huge announcement revealing its own electric car concept called the Vision-S.
The electric sedan, having a futuristic design and an awesome name tag is meant to show off Sony’s ability to venture in different areas apart from its usual entertainment products.
Sony’s Vision-S sedan is said to be having 33 different sensors inside and outside of the car, multiple widescreen displays, 360 audio, and always-on connectivity, with some pieces coming from industry players like BlackBerry and Bosch.
It’s also powered by a “newly-designed EV platform” — which appears to have been engineered by automotive supplier Magna — that Sony says will be able to power other vehicle types, like SUVs.
“This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility,” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said.
Apart from its Vision-S concept car, Sony also and revealed the new PS5 logo at CES
Sony had other surprises at its sleeve during this year’s CES. Apart from its big announcement about its Vision-S concept electric car, it also revealed the new PS5 logo for its next generation console.
The Vision-S looks like a Porsche on steroids, as it shares similar design concepts. It also features a dashboard-spanning screen including screens for rear-seat passengers in the headrests.
On a side note, Sony also announced that it has made remarkable progress in its image sensor division which seems to be making investments into technologies like self-driving cars, including LIDAR and Time-of-Flight cameras.
We’re not sure whether the Vision-S concept by Sony will become a mass production car anytime soon in the near future but, with the company’s recent investments in AI technology and other projects, there could a possibility of it jumping on-board.