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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sony's first electric car debuted at the CES 2020

After decades it presences with various electronic products, it was very natural for Sony to join in and follow the current trend of making an EV. And finally at the largest electronic product exhibition titled the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas, the Japanese electronics giant manufacturer launched an electric-powered car prototype called the Sony Vision-S.
The Japanese electronic giant manufacturer, Sony has been revealed its first electric-powered prototype car named Sony Vision-S at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
As quoted from The Verge, this is an electric-powered prototype sedan that features 33 different sensors outside and inside the car and also embedded the company's made entertainment system. It is not surprising that there are so many sensors mounted on this concept car. Given that Sony is an electronics company that is already known as an image sensor developer that can be used to analyze the road in front of a vehicle.

The purpose of installing these sensors is to provide sensitivity and accuracy to the car for everything that happens around it. In other words, the various sensors are able to provide information in real-time, considering that future cars must be smart that are able to think, analyze the surrounding conditions and can drive by itself like a robot.
At glance the design of Sony Vision-S looks similar to the Porsche, especially on the headlights, but its overall front view looks a bit like the Lucid Motors' Air car made. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
What makes this car filled with a variety of advanced technology is thanks to Sony's efforts to partner with and work with several world-renowned technology companies such as Bosch and Blackberry, and not to mention Continental, Genetex, Nvidia, and Magna.

Other advanced features installed in this concept car include sensing technology that can detect and recognize passengers inside. This will allow passengers to control the entertainment system. Then on the dashboard of this car is also flanked by an ultra-wide panoramic screen that displays many driving and entertainment information.
Inside Sony Vision-S' cabin displays a widened screen on the dashboard. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TpIl8a)
The company mentioned that the prototype of this car will realize their contribution to the future of mobility. It is known that Sony Vision-S is also powered by the latest "designed EV platform", which appears to have been engineered by Magna. According to Sony, this car will be able to power other types of vehicles, such as SUVs.
On the cabin also has a pair of screen for passengers hung behind the front seat headrests. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
From its exterior appearance, at a glance, the design looks similar to the Porsche. Especially on the headlights, and the overall front view looks a bit like the Lucid Motors' Air car made. Meanwhile, from the inside, the Sony Vision-S car displays a widened screen on the dashboard like that installed by Chinese startup company EV Byton in its car, with a pair of screens for rear-seat passengers hung behind the front seat headrest.

It seems we still have to wait a while longer to find out whether Sony intends to bring  the Vision-S into the mass-production. In addition to the sedan, Sony also plans to make SUV models. This makes sense because the SUV demand trends around the world are showing an increase.
Later, with the presence of sedan and SUV products, this shows the seriousness of Sony to expand its business in the automotive sector. This means that in the future consumers will also benefit from the presence of a variety of electric car brands available on the market.

And at the end of the press conference at CES, Sony also briefly launched the latest logo for their PlayStation 5 gaming platform which will be released in the near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SONY | THE VERGE]
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