Sony have just set foot in the EV world and it could be a game changer
The tech company giant, Sony have just unveiled a brand new concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and it could be a game changer if it goes into production.
Called the Vision-S, it would be the first car from Sony and looks to be packed full of great and interesting features for the tech nerd among us. Some of the features it includes are 33 sensors including CMOS image sensors, Solid State LiDAR, and a radar embedded across the exterior which will allow it to detect and recognise people and objects outside the vehicle. This is great for those who simply cannot park.
When you take a look inside, you will be greeted by Time of Flight (ToF) sensors which can detect people and objects inside the vehicle too. Sony also claim the Vision-S will come with level 2 autonomy.
The inside looks to be tech heaven too, with screens everywhere and a ‘360 Reality Audio’ system which will give you some of the best car audio around. Not to mention it has speakers built into the actual seats.
Sony chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida claims that power is to be provided by a pair of 200 kW electric motors. The concept car can reportedly get from 0-62 mph in just 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 149 mph. Not bad if you ask me.
This is massive partnership between Sony, Bosch, Continental, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm and I am sure it would be a killer product. But how much would they charge? That is the big question. Can it compete with the Tesla Model 3?