Posted 2021-02-24 00:00:00 +0000 UTC
According to foreign media reports, in January this year, Sony launched a new concept car on CES, which surprised many people at that time. The electric car is designed by the company to demonstrate and test Sony's new Internet car platform vision-s. at present, it is only a prototype product, and this does not necessarily mean that Sony has the idea of producing a car at least in the short term, but it does not prevent Sony from publicly testing the car in Austria. The car was built by Sony's AI team and robot team. It is reported that Aibo, the company's robot dog product, was also produced by these two teams. At present, the concept car has no official name, only a safety cocoon code, but the Japanese company said it has passed a comprehensive road test. According to Sony, this is to ensure that the vehicle and its platform vision-s comply with applicable safety regulations. Sony is working with Magna Steyr to make sure it's ready for Europe. Magna Steyr is known for doing a lot of development and production work for other automakers. At the end of CES, Sony released a human driven video of the car in Graz, Austria, so it's not clear whether Sony's ongoing further test is to verify the technology released in Las Vegas. At that time, at a press conference in Las Vegas, Sony gave a brief introduction to vision-s on the stage, which took advantage of Sony's expertise in sensors, imaging and entertainment, and will be applied to the next generation of electric vehicles. Currently, Sony has provided these technologies to Japanese automakers, but it hopes to build its individual products into systems that can be provided as one-piece solutions. Unfortunately, it is not clear where vision-s is powered or whether it will share a chassis or anything else with other vehicles. At present, the prototype vehicle is equipped with 33 sensors to detect people and other vehicles inside and outside the vehicle. In addition, it integrates Sony's 360 real audio to provide a immersive audio experience. The panoramic screen in the front seat shows various contents accessed through the intuitive user interface.
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