Throughout Sony’s keynote presentation at CES 2022, the corporate rolled out the Imaginative and prescient-S EV we noticed final yr, together with a brand new idea SUV dubbed Imaginative and prescient-S 02. However the large shock (this time) is the launch of Sony Mobility, a brand new firm that can deal with electrical automobiles. Whereas the tech trade has been speculating for a number of years on whether or not Apple may produce a car, Sony already has a working prototype packed stuffed with its know-how, and now it’s going a step additional.
Sony posted a number of demo movies on YouTube that includes each Imaginative and prescient-S prototype EVs. Some, just like the two-minute Idea Film above, give hints of the picture-perfect life-style these automobiles may allow. Others exhibit the design of the person interface or characteristic a take a look at of distant driving by way of a 5G connection linking Tokyo and Germany in real-time.
We don’t know if this all results in really taking a Sony-brand automobile for a spin sometime, however clearly, it has a imaginative and prescient for the autonomous, electrical future that it’s pursuing. “We’re exploring a business launch of Sony’s EV,” mentioned Kenichiro Yoshida, the corporate’s chairman, president, and CEO. That exploration will apparently learn how a “inventive leisure firm” can “redefine mobility.”
Throughout final yr’s reveal of the Imaginative and prescient-S, Sony talked quite a bit about its capabilities with sensors, and we’ll see the way it makes use of that technological benefit within the automobile trade. In 2021, it already shared some ache with automakers in coping with the chip scarcity, whether or not it intends to hitch the occasion as a full-fledged competitor or some type of provider or associate is what we, and presumably Sony, don’t know but.