The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is currently taking place in Las Vegas. Over recent years the event has become a showcase for new technologies in the automotive space. Yesterday, showgoers were completely surprised when the Sony Vision-S concept car was shown by the Japanese electronics giant. Yes, the same Sony who makes gaming consoles and digital cameras.
From the pics, we think the Sony Vision-S shares a hint of Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model 3 in its lines and front treatment. The cabin has four individual seats and a massive glass roof. There is also a multitude of screens facing front and rear passengers.
Sony didn’t divulge much detail on the Vision-S’ technical specification, preferring rather to talk about its autonomous capabilities. The car has a total of 33 sensors inside and out, including CMOS camera imaging, solid-state lidar and radar.
However, it did mention the Vision-S has a pair of 200 kW electric motors. These allow the model to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,8 seconds. Top speed was quoted as 240 km/h. There is no word if the Sony Vision S will be turned into a production reality, but it is almost certain that one will be able to ‘drive’ it in the PlayStation game Gran Turismo Sport.
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Sony has partnered with several big-name players to produce the Vision-S. Automotive components supplier and producer Magna Steyr (manufacturer of the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes G-Class) was responsible for the creation of the EV platform. Other well-known companies responsible for the show car’s development include Nvidia, Continental, Bosch, ZF, and Qualcomm.
“This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility,” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said.