CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony Corporation, dropped hat could be 'the biggest moment of the year'. The electronics and gaming giants unveiled the all-electric Sony Vision-S Concept car at the Consumer Electronic Show 2020.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

The just-about unveiled Sony Vision-S Concept features design elements from German auto manufacturer Porsche, especially at the front of the car. The concept car looks fantastic, and futuristic.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

The company unveiled the Vision-S Concept towards the end of its (CES) Consumer Electronic Show press conference, where its primary motive was to unveil the logo for the soon-to-be launched PlayStation 5.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

The company spent a minute, maybe two at best, talking about the car before ending the press conference. There was no room for Q&A sessions and this has left many question unanswered.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

All Sony said was that this prototype embodied the company's contribution to the future of mobility.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

Interiors of the Sony Vision-S Concept features a dashboard-spanning screen that looks like one could watch Star Wars from a completely different perspective. The vehicle also features 33 different sensor inside and outside.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

The Vision-S Concept features multiple wide screen displays, independent touch screen systems for the rear passengers, 360 degree audio, and ‘always-on' connectivity.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

Sony's all-electric concept car is powered by a newly-designed EV platform that appears to have been built by automotive supplier Magna.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

Sony also announced that it was making investments into LIDAR and Time-of-Flight camera technologies, all of which would contribute to the future of mobility.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

The company is currently either researching & developing or manufacturing and testing high sensitivity, high definition and high dynamic range CMOS sensors that will deliver accurate object recognition, even in situations where conventionally detection is difficult.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

It is also developing solid state LIDAR tech that uses highly accurate distance measurements to build a precise 3D image of real-life spaces. Sony has also invested towards sensor fusion technology that merges the capabilities of multiple sensors accurate recognition.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

Time-of-Flight is an in-cabin sensing solution that use distance measurement technology to detect & recognize people and objects inside the car. This information is used to provide an optimized infotainment system that features gesture control, offers improved safety, and more comfort inside the cabin.

CES 2020: Sony Unveils All-Electric Vision-S Concept Car

Thoughts About The Sony Vision-S Concept

We can't help but wonder if Sony intends to put this in to production. They're one of the largest and top manufacturers of cameras, sensors, lenses, video games, music systems, and other electronics. One can only imagine the creature comforts that Sony would install! Also, can we PlayStation inside the Vision-S?

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Article Published On: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 19:09 [IST]
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