Sony is well known for a lot of things - their Walkman music player, PlayStation console and even their Xperia smartphones - but they've now swerved right in to a new form of tech: cars.
That's right, Sony Corporation's President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, revealed the Vision-S car prototype to reporters at the CES 2020 even currently happening in Las Vegas, United States. So what can we look forward to this new tech?
Well, it's loaded with 33 sensors, including CMOS image sensors and ToF sensors are embedded within the vehicle to detect and recognise people and objects inside and outside the car. There's also the "Safety Cocoon", which represents a safe-zone concept that supports vehicle safety in various daily driving situations by detecting 360 degrees around the vehicle, enabling early preparation to help evade risk.
The Vision-S is also capable of going 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 240km/ and is an all-wheel drive, with double wishbone suspensions.
It's not a Sony car without some high level entertainment and screens. The car will also come with 360 Reality Audio tech that provides a deep and immersive audio experience through speakers built into each seat to encapsulate passengers in sound as well as a panoramic screen behind the wheel that also contains the side mirrors based on the image provided.
No word yet on whether Sony intends to make this car commercial and if yes, how much. In fact, it could be possible that they could be offering this technology to other automotive industries rather than releasing their own electric car. For now, Sony is displaying this at CES 2020 for some lucky media people to experience all of this.