Sony is among the biggest electronics giants on the planet, with gadgets varying from smartphones, cameras, speakers, earphones, tablets, laptops and whatnot. It always had a strong presence at the Consumers Electronics Show and in 2020, the Japanese company revealed an electric car concept called the Sony Vision S, which indeed comes as a surprise.
The Sony Vision S is an electric sedan and provides a platform to demonstrate Sony’s expertise in multiple electronics verticals. The Sony Vision S is practically an attempt to highlight Sony’s venture into mobility.
The Vision S concept car showcases Sony’s imaging and sensing technologies together with artificial intelligence telecommunication and cloud technology. There is an overall of 33 sensors in the Sony Vision S concept car which consists of CMOS image sensors and ToF sensors which can recognize and identify people and objects in and around the vehicle. The idea is also to give driving support in the form of autonomous driving ability. The car also finds Sony’s 360 Reality Audio system which provides an immersive listening experience through speakers built into every seat. The seats upfront has a panoramic screen as well with an intuitive user interface.
Some of the technology has come from other key electronics companies such as Blackberry and Bosch. The electric car platform comes from ‘Magna’ which is an automotive provider. Sony states that the EV platform can be used to make a range of vehicle types such as sedans and SUVs. So far, Sony has not provided any details on the technical details of the car.