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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sony Vision-S Concept Car

A year ago, the Sony Vision-S electric-powered car was the star at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, United States. And recently, Sony back on stage at the same event this year and at the same time surprised the public through the news of its concept car was already road tested in Austria. But unfortunately the car cannot be bought by anyone, not even by the  millionaires or the crazy rich person.
Sony Vision-S electric-powered vehicle prototype on display at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3qiUxVT)
No wonder many people thought and suspected that the Sony's car will be mass produced. Because several similar technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft are also heading towards the autonomous vehicle trend.

As quoted from Car and Driver, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in fact that the Vision-S car is Sony's way of establishing itself is part of thevautonomous driving era or it could be said as well the Sony Vision-S Concept was designed to see and test the performance of their technology.
Sony Vision-S electric-powered vehicle prototype while on public road testing in Austria. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3rR1uxN)
Through a spokesperson, Sony said that it would not mass produce the Vision-S. "At this time, we have no plans to mass produce or sell vehicles," said a Sony spokesman who was not identified.

"Our strength is in imaging and sensors, we aim to contribute to safety and reliability in autonomous driving, while providing great experiences that take advantage of entertainment in the mobility space," he added.

To support self-driving technology, Sony currently uses 40 points, and four of which are lidar. The number of sensors will directly increase the ability of 360-degree technology awareness. Currently the Vision-S already has a level 2 self-driving system, but soon Sony will upgrade it to level 4.
Sony Vision-S electric-powered vehicle prototype while on public road testing in Austria. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3phtnxt)
For your information, the Sony Vision-S was built in collaboration with a German manufacturer, Magna Steyr. The same company had ever produced the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4. Besides that Sony also collaborates with other well-known brands in the electronics world such as Bosch, Continental, Nvidia and Qualcomm.

To support the Sony Vision-S as a purely electric-powered four-wheeled vehicle weighing of 2,350 kg, the propulsion comes from a pair of 200 kW electric motors, for a total of 400 kW (536 hp). The power is capable of accelerating the car from still  to 100 kph in just 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of up to 240 kph. Not bad at all.
In order to dampen all the shocks caused by road conditions as well as the driving comfort factor, the Sony Vision-S uses the air suspension at the front and double-wishbone at the rear. The electric-powered car is equipped with four tires with the profiles of 245/40 and 275/35, which are attached to the 21-inch rims, while for the braking system entrusted to the Brembo's. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARANDDRIVER | 3NIONS ]
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