Sony has recently amazed the cars industries in the ongoing CES 2020. It unveiled it Vision-S concept car and takes the shape of a sleek EV with a highly advanced autonomous driving system and a design that might blow your mind.
The vehicle has been created to showcase the technology company’s efforts in the area of mobility. It features no less than 33 sensors including CMOS image sensors, Solid State LiDAR, and radar embedded across the exterior that allow it to detect and recognize people and objects outside the vehicle. Inside, the Vision-S includes Time of Flight (ToF) sensors that can detect people and objects inside the car. Sony claims the vehicle is good for Level 2 autonomy.
Sony’s Vision-S continues its technology-focused theme in the cabin thanks to a set of large infotainment screens behind the headrests of both front seats as well as a panoramic touchscreen display stretching the width of the dashboard. There are also dedicated displays that provide a live view of what the wing-mounted cameras see in real-time, similar to the design of the Honda e.
The Vision-S has a pair of 268-horsepower (200-kilowatt) electric motors enabling a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a swift 4.8 seconds and a decent top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). Sony says the Vision-S concept has been equipped with 360 Reality Audio providing a superior sound quality from the speakers, including those embedded into the seats.
Sony didn’t develop the Vision-S on its own, as it teamed up with companies likes Bosch, Continental, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm all helped Sony create the Vision-S.