It was exactly a year ago that Sony Corporation surprised everyone when, at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it presented its all-electric auto, the Vision-S.
The video of the test drive in Austria was shown at CES 2021, an influential tech event that is being held online. Stein, who is interviewed in the almost nine-minute video, suggests that Sony and Magna's partnership will continue, comments that might help quash speculation that the prototype was a mere dalliance.
The battery technology feeding those electric motors has not been revealed, but many have suggested they will feature state-of-the-art technology with a long driving range and quick-charging.
Sony increased the number of sensors on the vehicle to 40 to allow for 360-degree awareness, and experimented with ways to increase their capabilities, according to Izumi Kawanishi, a senior vice president at the company who was featured in the video.
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To ensure that Vision-S is well prepared to take on Europe's roads, Sony has partnered with Austrian Magna-Steyr, which is considered an automotive "surrogate" for producing cars from other brands, such as the Jaguar E -Pace, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Peugeot RCZ.
The camera is used to identify and recognize the condition of the occupant. That camera, which Sony describes in more detail on its website, is particularly interesting. If it detects a passenger sleeping in the back seat, the auto will automatically control the climate around that seat to the appropriate temperature, according to Sony.
The Sony Vision-S is a contrast to the much-rumoured Apple vehicle. In order to build the Vision-S, the Japanese tech giant has partnered with companies like BlackBerry, Bosch, NVIDIA, Continental and Qualcomm, hence, the EV concept also gets technologies from these companies.
Apple and Sony may have the finances and talent to engineer a concept auto, but manufacturing a production vehicle at scale is a mammoth task, and is the biggest challenge for both companies. "I believe the next mega-trend will be mobility".
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