Sony unveiled an electric car
Sony unveiled an electric car at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. I’m touched, too. At this time, there are very few specifications of the Sony Vision-S sedan.
Sony worked with industry leaders to create this project, including Bosch, Continental, Genentex, Ibm, Magna and Nvidia, according to the press account.
This car is a little surprising, but it is in accordance with Sony’s current strategy. In the previous generation, Sony began manufacturing and selling key technologies as a supplier. Sony camera sensors are found in many major smartphones, including the latest iPhone Pro. But before it hits the iPhone, Sony designed its smartphone with a similar smartphone sensor for a long time.
Expect similar excitement with the Vision-S sedan. Apparently, this concept vehicle is designed to help Sony sell components. I don’t think Sony needs to get into car manufacturing. We’re telling Sony a lots of questions and we’re going to relay the responses.
|Sony Vision S Car Interior|
The manufacturer said the model had 33 sensors, including a CMOS sensor and a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor (both widely used in cameras) to track items and people both outside and inside the car. It also uses a solid LiDAR state to guage and map the area around the vehicle in order to avoid collisions and drives at safe distances and speeds.
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According to its specification page, the Vision-S can go from 0-100 km / h in just 4.8 seconds. In comparison, the top variant of the Tesla 3 can hit that speed in 3.4 seconds.
For in-car entertainment, the company has incorporated a panoramic screen in the front on the dashboard, to consume content. Also, each seat in the vehicle has a built-in speaker with Sony’s “360 Reality Audio” surround sound technology.
Sony is not the first device manufacturer to try its hand at making electric cars. The Chinese company LeEco also announced a similar project in 2016. However, due to the company’s financial troubles, the company turned.
Do Japanese tech giants eventually want to start selling cars? Maybe someday, but we don’t know for sure. However, as noted by TechCrunch, it will likely sell sensors and accessories to other electric car manufacturers around the world, even if it does not become the next major automobile brand in short order.