Sony will continue developing its Vision-S electric vehicleJuly 29, 2020
An official from the Japanese giant announced that the company will continue to work on the previously shown Sony Vision-S concept. The electric sedan will hit the public roads later this year.
Sony surprised everyone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling the Vision-S concept car. The car took the form of a sleek electric vehicle with improved autonomous control systems and a pair of 268 hp electric motors. (200 kW). Earlier, the whole world thought that the Tokyo company decided to go into the automotive industry, but later one of the Sony executives said that the company will no longer continue to further develop the Vision-S.
A couple of minutes ago, Sony confirmed that it will continue to develop the Vision-S at home in Japan. Development will focus on touch and audio technologies. “
The more interesting part of the announcement is that the prototype electric vehicle will undergo a series of public road tests before the end of the year.
“The Vision-S prototype has arrived in Tokyo to develop our sensor and audio technologies,” says a Sony spokesman. “This fiscal year, a prototype vehicle is also under development for public road testing.”
Recall that the Vision-S was developed by Sony in collaboration with large companies such as Nvidia, Continental, Bosch, ZF and Qualcomm. The main goal of the project, which will build an all-electric sedan, was to demonstrate what Sony has to offer the automotive industry, including its advanced self-steering system with no fewer than 33 sensors.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that innovative batteries will appear on Toyota electric vehicles by 2025. These are solid state batteries. This design has a number of undeniable advantages, however, in order to extend its life cycle, it is necessary to solve some problems.
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