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Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony’s Vision-S 01 & 02

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

LAS VEGAS – Step aside Playstation 5, Sony revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022, the Vision-S 02. A seven-seater SUV that’s around the same size and shape as the Tesla Model Y. It uses the same architecture and running gear as the Sony Vision-S saloon concept shown at CES in 2020.

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

While the company hasn’t released a huge quantity of technical data, the Vision-S 02 is based on the Vision S’s underpinnings, with a pair of 200kW electric motors driving the front and rear wheels to deliver an output of around 536bhp. Beyond that, there’s little indication of battery size or range.

Sony has unveiled a new electric car concept and is aiming to launch a new vehicle division this year, confirming its ambition to become a fully-fledged car manufacturer.

Safe and secure mobility

The system supports safe driving by recognizing and analyzing the surrounding environment in real-time, with sensors installed 360 degrees around the vehicle. These sensors include high-sensitivity, high-resolution, wide dynamic range CMOS image sensors and LiDAR sensors that accurately sense three-dimensional space.

In addition, the system provides intuitive driver interaction in conjunction with the vehicle’s sound system and HMI system. This allows the driver to accurately judge the status of the surrounding environment, such as the presence of emergency vehicles, even from inside the vehicle.

Sony is currently conducting functional verification tests in Europe toward the release of Level 2+ advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on public roads.

Getting closer to people and growing together

The vehicle will also include a new function that allows users to customize the display theme and the acceleration and deceleration sounds of the vehicle.

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

Vehicle settings, key locks, and user settings can be synchronized by linking the vehicle to the cloud using mobile communication, including 5G communication.

Sony has positioned remote operation as an important technology in anticipation of the arrival of the autonomous driving era. To achieve this, Sony conducted driving experiments connecting Japan and Germany with 5G.

Enriching the mobility entertainment space

The seat speakers provide a three-dimensional sound field, and allow streaming service compatible with “360 Reality Audio”.

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02In addition, to provide a high-quality movie experience, Vision-S includes the fully integrated digital video service “Bravia Core for Vision-S.” The service enables shared or individual video playback on the front panoramic screen and individual rear-seat displays.

Gamers listen up,  Sony has further extended the possibilities of in-vehicle entertainment. PlayStation games can be played through a remote connection to a console at home. It also has the ability to play streaming games through the cloud.

While the company hasn’t released a huge quantity of technical data, the Vision-S 02 is based on the Vision S’s underpinnings. Boasting a pair of 200kW electric motors driving the front and rear wheels to deliver an output of around 536bhp. Beyond that, there’s little indication of battery size or range.

Sony Vision-S 01

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

Sony’s surprise at 2020’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas wasn’t a new PlayStation, smartphone, or Betamax.

Instead, the automaker used their final minutes of the presentation to showcase an electric car concept that may preview near-future tech the global tech supplier may integrate into new cars soon.

The first official prototype was released in 2020 for the public to test and use. The all-electric sedan also comes equipped with a Double Wishbone Suspension that’s used together with an air spring system. Thus, providing that extra stability while driving. The Vision-S 01 can accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 240 km/h.

 

Panoramic Screen

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

Once inside, the Vision-S showcases Sony’s available screens for cars. This includes a panoramic widescreen that spans across the entire dash. The screen has a separate driver information cluster, centre infotainment screen, and passenger-side screen controlled via jog wheel. At both ends, a screen displays side-view cameras in place of mirrors. The rear seats offer two additional screens for those passengers, mounted on the front-seat headrests.

Rear Seat Entertainment

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

Roadtrips can be even more entertaining now. You can enjoy individual entertainment, or sync the same content between the three screens for everyone watching.

Speakers galore

Forget The PS5, Introducing Sony's Vision-S 01 & 02

Sony equipped the Vision-S with more than 30 speakers inside that can create 3D audio compatible with the widescreen system.

In summary, the Vision-S 01 and 02 is much more than just a glimpse into the future. Instead, it’s a dream that Sony had, for which the renowned Japanese tech giant was able to make it a reality.

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