Tesla has a new competitor.
Sony made one of the most unexpected announcements at the Consumer Electronic Show, the Sony Vision-S electric car, which is designed to demonstrate various technologies of the Japanese company.
The electric car Sony Vision-S is equipped with 33 different sensors inside and outside the car, multiple displays, surround sound system, as well as a permanent network connection. Some components will be supplied by such well-known market players as BlackBerry and Bosch.
The electric vehicle platform was developed with the help of Magna. Sony claims that this platform is also suitable for other types of vehicles, such as SUVs.
“This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility,” said Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida.
Sony spent just a couple of minutes on a short presentation of the car at the end of its press conference, so she left a ton of questions unanswered. We do not know if the Sony Vision-S is planned for mass production or is it just a prototype, as well as what the technical characteristics of the car will be.