Sony has unveiled one of the biggest surprises of this year: a car. Entitled as the Vision-S, the electric concept car could be Sony’s way of showcasing what strength it possesses, from entertainment products to camera sensors and a lot more.
Actually, it features 33 different sensors inside and outside — a panoramic display, 360 audio, and always-on connectivity, with additional bits and pieces coming from industry giants like Bosch and BlackBerry. The Vision-S is said to be powered by a “newly-designed EV platform” — engineered in collaboration with automotive supplier Magna — that will be able to power more vehicle types like sedans and SUVs.
Of course, we cannot ignore its resemblance to Porsche, especially around the headlights, while its panoramic dashboard screen is much like what the Chinese EV startup Byton is implementing, with screens at the back of the headrests for passengers.
Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida goes on to say, “This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility.”
Despite a huge announcement, Sony showcased the Vision-S at the end of its CES press conference, where the company only took a couple of minutes explaining its features. Meaning, there are still a lot of questions to be answered. Will Sony or even Magna come out to produce this vehicle on a large scale? or Will this concept car remain a concept model forever? Well, at least, it looks certain that this won’t be the last time we’ll hear about this car from Sony.