Sony made one of the most unexpected announcements at the Consumer Electronic Show, the Sony Vision-S electric car, which is designed to demonstrate a new concept from the Japanese company.
The electric car Sony Vision-S is equipped with 33 different sensors both inside and outside the car, multiple displays, surround sound system, as well as a permanent network connection. Some components will be supplied by well-known market players as BlackBerry, Bosch, Continental, Nvidia, Qualcomm and ZF.
The electric vehicle platform was developed with the help of Magna Steyr, who produced the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes G-Class before. Sony claims that this platform is also suitable for other types of vehicles, such as SUVs.
The Vision-S has two 268-horsepower (200-kilowatt) electric motors that will enable it to reach from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).
“This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility,” said Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.
Sony spent just a couple of minutes on a short presentation of the car at the end of its press conference, and left a ton of questions unanswered. We do not know if the Sony Vision-S is planned for mass production or is it just a prototype, as well as what other technical characteristics it carries…