The electric car revolution has seen plenty of new players enter the car game, but hardly anyone was watching electronics giant Sony. Well, more fool us, because at the CES technology show in the USA, the Japanese firm whipped away the covers on this, the Vision-S concept car.

Before you get your hopes up, we don’t expect to see these zipping around on the road, because the Vision-S is merely a fancy way of showing off a load of new tech that Sony is working on. Chief among these is an array of sensors — some 33 of them — that can detect and recognise people both inside and outside of the car, and use that information to “provide highly advanced driving support”, which we'd interpret as some new and exciting driver assistance systems.

The Vision-S also has speakers built into the seats to give some serious sound system sexiness, and the entire dashboard is a screen, upon which passengers can watch… well, all sorts of things, presumably. Sat-nav, Netflix, YouTube...

Sounds like fun, and could well be stuff we see appearing in future cars from more established automotive manufacturers. Or maybe Sony will surprise us again with a full production version. Maybe. But probably not.

Think Sony should stick to consumer electronics rather than meddle in the world of cars? When we’re not driving cars we love nothing better than blocking out our colleagues with our Sony WH-1000MX3 noise-cancelling headphones. Sony isn’t even paying us to say this – they’re just great. They down to £240 and you can grab yours here.

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