Say Sony and the first thing that will most likely come to mind are their electronic devices, gaming consoles, or even audio systems. So imagine the shock of many (if not, most) when the electronics giant unveiled a car.
It's called the Vision S, and it's interesting to say the least. Sony unveiled the car at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) and it packs a whole lot of tech. Of course, that's to be expected from the company. The car is essentially a rolling showcase of what they can do for the automotive industry.
Not only that, it also features technologies from companies such as Bosch, Blackberry, and Nvidia, just to name a few. The car packs 33 sensors inside and out, likely for autonomous driving, wide screen displays galore front and back, Sony's 360 Reality Audio, and much more. The car itself is electric and was done with the help of Magna, ZF, and, as mentioned, Bosch.
Sony even has a spec sheet for the Vision S. Aside from the autonomous driving technologies, they say it's powered by two 200 kw electric motors, which roughly translates to about 540 PS. Claimed performance figures are promising, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h.
The question now is this: Will Sony actually build it for production? Sony did say that the car is a concept and serves as a 'rolling technical showcase'. They didn't mention any plans about entering the automotive industry, but they didn't say they won't build the car either. However, what we can expect is that some of the technologies featured in the car might soon make its way to our cars in the future.