Sony has unveiled the Sony Vision-S car. Yes, you read that right! The long-standing audio and visual manufacturer debuted its first vehicle design at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Sony Vision-S prototype vehicle wowed the audience, which was already shocked at being presented with a car from Sony.
As self-driving cars come into the market, feeling secure within an autonomous vehicle will be primordial. A total of 33 automotive grade sensors (including Sony CMOS sensors) are installed in and outside the car. These provide advanced cruise control, self-parking and auto-lane functions. Software updates allow enhanced performance.
Camera sensors notice nearing cars and pedestrians, advising of their presence before the human eye even notices. In the cabin, three displays provide high visibility, even adjusting to the glare made by headlights from cars behind.
Inside, sensors monitor the driver and passengers. For the driver, the sensors will check their concentration and body to check for fatigue and alert if necessary.
The 360 Reality Audio system fills the cabin with soothing and surrounding sound. A row of displays welcomes the occupant, creating a wide screen.
If a rider is listening to music on their earphones as they approach the car, the music will be transferred to the car seamlessly. The car gets to know you and adapts to you. If you are riding in the back seat and in a sleeping patter, the Vision-S adjusts the climate around your seat to make the ride even more comfortable.
Details of the Sony Vision-S
Weight: 5,180 lbs (2,350 kg)
Power: 200 kW x 2 (Front / Rear)
Acceleration: 4.8 s 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)
Vmax: 149 mph (240 km/h)
Axle system: Double wishbone front and rear suspension / Air spring system
Drive: All-Wheel Drive
Ground Clearance: 120 mm~135 mm
Tire size: 245/40R21 (Front) 275/35R21 (Rear)
For more, visit www.sony.net.