On January 7th at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Sony surprised visitors with the announcement of its electric car “VISION-S” “in search of safety, comfort and fun in mobility”. The first prototype vehicle “VISION-S” was on display at Sony’s booth.
“The prototype aims to deliver Sony’s own technology, a full entertainment experience with 360 Reality Audio in the speakers built into each seat, and intuitively operated panoramic screens. The VISION-S Prototype also comes with AI, 5G, and cloud technologies with the aim of continuously updating and evolving the car’s functionalities.”
“Developing cutting-edge technologies for secure driving and creating in-car entertainment, Sony will contribute the evolution of mobility.” says Sony.
The car is a prototype, mass production is not expected, and the prototype may only grow into the first specimen for sale by the end of the year. These are the specifications:
Passengers: 4 seats with Individual Seat Speaker
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
Tire size: 245/40R21 (Front) 275/35R21 (Rear)