Sony has shocked the car world by revealing the “Vision-S” prototype at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with company boss Kenichiro Yoshida claiming it will “re-imagine mobility as we know it”.
Measuring 4,895 mm long and 1,900 mm wide, the EV concept incorporates the tech giant’s latest imaging and sensing technologies, as well as on-board software that is managed by a mix of AI, telecommunication and cloud technologies.
A total of 33 sensors are embedded within the car, in order to detect and recognise people and objects both inside and outside the vehicle, and provide “highly advanced” driving support.
The interior cabin also gets Sony’s “360 Reality Audio” system that features speakers built into each seat. Ahead of the front seats sits a ‘panoramic’ screen complete with large camera displays affixed on either end.
“The car represents a fusion of Sony’s technology and creativity. It is a glimpse into the future of mobility, encompassing the evolution of safety, comfort, entertainment and adaptability,” says the company.
Weighing 2,350 kg, the Vision-S is powered by a pair of 268 bhp electric motors that help deliver a 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds as well as a top speed of 149 mph.
Sony has not confirmed whether or not it intends to put the car into production.